Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
Psalms 57: 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
Can you imagine David singing this song when he was literally hiding in the cave on the run from Saul?!
We see from 1 Sam 18:8 onwards, Saul’s heart is stirred against David and plots to kill him since then. And from 1 Sam 19 onwards, David is on the run from Saul. David is hiding in the fields, in the caves at the wilderness, etc. Inspite of all these, we see David never questioning God about his situation, having given that David was already anointed by Samuel to be the next King.
But David believed for sure that God does everything for good to them that believeth in Him (Romans 8:28). David faced these situations with prayer and he trusted the God of Israel more and more. His difficult experiences and seeing the unending mercies of God by keeping him safe inspite of all, led Him to sing praises and give glory to God.
Numerous blessed psalms has come from David’s heart during his run from Saul.
👉Psalm – 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 63, 142…
It is a privilege of only the children of God to sing songs and praises to Him, even in times of uncertanity. Many of these David’s psalms that he wrote during his difficult times is encouraging and comforting us today.
Therefore, dear ones, in the midst of troubles and difficulty, let us go on singing and praising, for all happens in our lives is not without His knowledge and whatever that happens for good because
👉And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)
🥥 In a Nutshell 🥥
➿ Complicated Relationship ➿
The relationship between Saul and David began amicably but turned to be complicated and sour. Saul relentlessly chased David. But God did not give David into Saul’s hands (1Sam 23:14).
Twice Saul was entrapped by David. But David dare not hurt him in any way neither did he allow his men to harm him. He just committed Saul into God’s hands. He humbled himself before Saul. Explained to him his innocence but from a distance.
After the enmity he maintained his distance from Saul. He never went near him. Two time he pacified Saul. King Saul wept and agreed but after the compromise Saul returned home whereas David went on his way (1 Sam 24:22; 26:25).
David walked wisely and in the name of forgiveness he did not allow Saul to walk into his life. He was careful and cautious not to harm Saul but he did not trust him also.
Dear ones in Christ, some relationships are better at a distance. Forgive, let go but never allow the wrong doer to walk into your life and mess up your issues. Jesus taught us to be wise as serpents but harmless as doves (Mt 10:16). May God give us discretion and divine wisdom in matters of reconciliation.
God bless us to be channels of blessings.
Mrs Sheela Jebakumar ✍️
September 17, 2020