Day 152 – June 1, 2021
Scriptures: 2 Samuel 15-16, Psalm 3, 70, 71
David is in hiding, with his son pursuing him to take his thrown, David writes, “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” (Psalm 3:3–5, TNIV)
David is on the run, yet again. He’s learned along the way the most important of lessons, to always trust in the faithfulness of God. He knows that it is the Lord who sustains him. Even when his life is threatened, and his name is slandered, God sustains.
He will soon write:
“My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.” (Psalm 71:24, TNIV)
David trusts in the deliverance of God.
When we face trials and difficulty, it is encouraging to us to look to the life of David and join with him in his confidence of the Lord God being his shield. We have Christ, our shield, who stands in the way of accusers.
Trust in our deliverer, Jesus Christ!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.