Anne Orr; Trustee, Women’s Bible Studies
David had a remarkable relationship with God. He called out to Him in times of intense crisis and cried out to Him with the same fervor to praise Him for the things he was
thankful for. David knew that God’s strength was greater than his own weakness.
Coping with unfortunate events in this life on earth is not easy. When something disturbing happens to us or to someone we love, it’s essential that we take time to acknowledge the feelings we have, own them, and move on. We don’t forget about our issues, but it’s important to work through them in our heads.
We accept these things that we cannot change. We practice more productive ways to respond. We have conversations with God, just as David did, to talk it out with Him.
In the midst of our trials it seems as though we are so alone. Are you there, God? Can you hear my prayers? Have you forgotten about me? Our faith needs to be strong. Once we get on the other side of our crisis, we can clearly see God’s hand in our life.
“I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18, 1-3
David sang about the way God helped him as a warrior. He gave him the strength and agility, the physical strength and skill, to persevere.
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.” Psalm 68, 31-36
The Lord is our rock. Turn to Him not only in a time of need, but when you are happy and content again.