in God under Adversity
3 is a blend of praise and lament. Many
of us alternate between the conflicting feelings of hope and despair.
When you're having doubts in yourself, or dealing with issues and you're concerned about the outcome, Psalm 3 is a good prayer to pray to the
Lord. "How many are my foes!"
(v1) The Psalmist was battling tens
of thousands, and your problems (foes) may seem just as overwhelming.
But he says, "I cry out to the Lord, and he answers
Psalm spoke to me because in my gratitude for the many blessings He has bestowed
on me, I have proclaimed that all that I do, all that I am, will be for His
"But you, O Lord, are
a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head."
am also reminded that God promises us repeatedly, throughout Scripture:
shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For
behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the
Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you." (Isaiah 60:1-2)
surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare
and not for harm, to give you a future with hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)
we can be assured that God is always there.
It may be scary; we may feel we are not equipped for the challenge; but
trust in Him always. His plan is
infinitely better than our little minds can fathom.
He CAN work miracles. He
conquered death so that we may have life. So
He can do anything!
my prayer FOR YOU is found in verse 8:
belongs to the Lord; may your blessing be on your people!"
taken August 21, 2015
Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.
Lord, how many are my foes! Many are
rising against me; many are saying to me, "There is no help for you in
you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. I am not
afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
up, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.
belongs to the Lord; may your blessing be on your people!