A Daily Devotional with David Olatona — GREAT HELP IN GOD
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah
Psalms 3:1-2 (NKJV)
This text has an historical setting that should arrest our attention. David wrote this, in all probability, while actually fleeing for his life from Absalom because of a series of events as a result of David being under discipline for his own sins regarding Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite, God promised trouble in his house (2 Samuel 12:9-13). David seems to be starting his day, aware of the precarious situation he is in and the need for God to help him.
David was facing a very real problem, he did not seek to hide from it or deny that it existed. What should we do in moments like this, where can we turn and how do we get to the point of turning? Child of God, your wisest choice is to turn to God – crying out to Him in the midst of your troubles. God revealed Himself merciful and compassionate and forgiving but He also promises to not leave the guilty unpunished (Exodus 34:6-7).
The failures of today, the problems, difficulties, horrors of past sins would receive mercy, compassion, forgiveness from our amazing God! Don’t listen to the wicked whispers, most precious ones of God but listen to the glorious roar of God’s gentle breeze – to the precious blowing of the Holy Spirit as He speaks of the “praise of the glory and of His grace” to you. It is the song that continues to emanate from the very throne of God – through the blood-stained cross of Calvary. (Ephesians 1:6)
Thank you Lord, I believe that you are working all things for my good and your glory.
Teach me Lord to be more open and honest with you and with others. Amen.