David was between a rock and a hard place. He was in a very difficult situation when he wrote todayâ€™s verse. He was actually running for his life from his very own son, who wanted to kill him and take over the throne. Can you imagine? David was probably feeling overwhelmed, distraught, heartbroken, betrayed and abandoned. Have you ever felt that way, when you canâ€™t believe whatâ€™s happening to you?
But, notice that David didnâ€™t just tell the Lord all about his problems. He told the Lord about his faith when he said, â€œbut You, God, are a shield around meâ€¦â€ David made the choice to focus on Godâ€™s goodness no matter what. The circumstances may be tough, but God is working behind the scenes for you. You may have a difficult relationship, but God is your Restorer. You may have an overwhelming need, but God is your Provider. The doctors may have told you that you have an incurable disease, but God is your Healer.
Today, things may look impossible, BUT WITH GOD, all things are possible! If youâ€™ll keep that constant attitude of faith and victory, youâ€™ll see the hand of God move in your life, and you will experience the life of victory God has in store for you!
â€O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! …But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”(Psalm 3:1-3, NIV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for always being faithful and working in my life. Father, today I open my heart to You and choose to focus on You instead of my circumstances. God, teach me that when things are difficult that I turn to you for my breakthrough. I know that with You, all things are possible and will work for my good, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.
A special word from the Lord, from Pastor Ray Patrick