Once Again Confident

Michael Beck

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.” (Psalm 3:1,2)

King David faced real danger from real enemies who believed he was particularly vulnerable because he had been abandoned by God. Although David’s sin had caused a temporary breach in his relationship with God, through repentance he experienced cleansing and restoration. Once again he had confidence to call upon the Lord in trouble.

“But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.” (Psalm 3:3,4)

Even with danger knocking on his door, David was able to sleep at night knowing the Lord was his shield and stood guard over his life. With this confidence, he refused to be dominated by fear.

“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.” (Psalm 3:5-8)

Where you are today is more important to God than what you did yesterday. Be reconciled to God, and despite what others think, know your Friend will see you through whatever troubles you face. If He is for you, who can be against you?

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.