God Is My Support

A Daily Devotional with David Olatona — GOD IS MY SUPPORT

Main Text: Psalms 3:1-8

Watchword: I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people. Who have set themselves against me all around.
Psalms 3:5-6 (NKJV)

In this text, the psalmist made remarkable statements of assurance. David understood God’s sustaining hand as well because a guard or even a thousand guards are no guarantee for safety. The word for sustain means to hold up or to bear up. Is God currently holding you up in life? Is it a trust and reliance upon God that is undergirding your life in the midst of trials and suffering? David chose to know God in the midst of his great difficulty – to know His grace and mercy – to know His sustaining power. That is what allowed him to sleep.

David again calls for God’s protection in battle, for he knew that a battle looms in his future. Absalom is coming, and he is coming with all tens and hundreds of thousands of Israel. But note how David speaks here. It is amazing that he prays, not in the future tense – as in one who is asking for God to do something out in the future. He prays as if things are already done.

David also had a confidence that God would protect him against his enemies. David had been there before – with King Saul – and with God. David was sustained by God’s Word – His promise that He would build an enduring legacy through David. (2 Samuel 7:12) Little did David know that this legacy would be fulfilled through a suffering Savior who would come on the scene hundreds of years later. God was committed to David – even when David had blown it badly. God was up to something in history – and nothing or no one was going to derail it.

Father, thank you for your unfailing love and mercy that has brought me this far.

I trust in your goodness O Lord, favor me and my family with your exceptional grace this week. Amen.

*Additional Reading*
Job 11:18-19
Psalms 4:8