Monday, 30 January 2017

Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

1 Lord, how many are my foes!
   How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
   ‘God will not deliver him.’
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
   my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
   and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
   I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
   assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord!
   Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
   break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
   May your blessing be on your people.

LORD what a lot of challenges David (and Jesus) faced in life. May I have such confidence in you that I sleep soundly even in the midst of difficulties; I really can leave my burdens with you. Amen.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

What a joy to be able to call on such a powerful, just, sustaining God because of Jesus - and this is our Father! So glad that His is the victory!

Charlie Newcombe said...

Amen!

Simon Posner said...

It's great to be reminded that only God can deliver us from our sin (v.8) even if most people think we're wasting our time calling on Him (v.2). Lord, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil!

Charlie Newcombe said...

Thanks Simon.