Summary: If your relationship with Jesus doesn’t put a spring in your step and cause you to do a happy dance once in awhile, maybe you’ve hit a spiritual funk? Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your realization of how much Jesus loves you and exactly what you should be expecting from your relationship with God?
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
2 Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield [a]for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
This psalm, is the description of what was happening when King David’s own son Absalom was trying to take over his fathers throne. David was forced to leave the security of the palace, because he was unsure of those around him.
Sometimes we, and I say we as the church collectively, forget our salvation belongs to the Lord. Far too often we want to work out our own situations and bring our own answers to the table. By doing so, our efforts fit our own narrative better, to the dilemma we may be facing.
The human will is powerful and our willingness to try to work out our own answers without gods help, only ends in the frustration of our own inability and failure!
“Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.”
Not unlike David in his problem, we who are Christians today face similar situations. Our liberties and our way of life as we know it are threatened by those who mock, say and act as if there is no God!
The atmosphere created by what some want to call a new normal is repeatedly trying to be established! Without God being any part of it! Some say, get used to what we’re witnessing.
God would have me tell you, “things are not always as they appear to be!”
Matthew 6:4-8 MSG
4-8 Jesus said, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities, claiming, ‘I am Christ, the Messiah.’ They will deceive a lot of people. When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history; this is no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places. This is nothing compared to what is coming.
As in David’s time and in the moment as we watch history in the making, fear still the propellant and pusher of the enemies agenda and plans today.
After all the different diversions of attack throughout history, the devil is still stuck with the same playbook of steal, kill and destroy!
Only God has the ability to create new, only God knows what the future holds and only God wants you to have an abundant life!
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the moment like David by circumstances and lose focus of how big God is. When we focus on our circumstances, the opportunity for fear not only raises its ugly head, but gains the confidence to become the center of attention!
Isaiah 55:11&12 NKJ
11. So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me [c]void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12. “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands
Right there my friend proclaims the promise of standing on Gods word! Giving every believer the right to go through life doing the happy dance!
Gods word assures us He is willing to pull out all the stops in the removal of the burdens of life, if we let Him be a part of our lives!
If your relationship with Jesus doesn’t put a spring in your step and cause you to do a happy dance once in awhile, maybe you’ve hit a spiritual funk?
Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your realization of how much Jesus loves you and exactly what you should be expecting from your relationship with God?