Of David, When He Was In Distress
I get super excited when I am around people talking about Jesus. I just want to listen and learn new things, new perspectives, contribute to the discussion and stay there forever. I am being drawn more and more to Him each and everyday; I desire Him, like a craving that cannot be quenched. He says,
Never be thirsty -I love how He spoke so recklessly-wise and powerful. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51.
I mean honestly, this sounds like a madman speaking and that’s why I love Jesus because I relate with His profoundness; His sense of non-protocol in His teachings and HIS LOVE which makes me understand myself more and more when I reflect my nature to His.
Yesterday I was reading through Ephesians and I caught something so interesting about our manner of speech. I had been wondering, how as Christians we are expected to live life without complaining even a bit — even in the slightest. I thought that it honestly sounds ridiculous. Trying to convince myself, I started saying, “there are situations that surely will compel us to complain and I am sure God understands.” (Belly laugh! I know y’all have had such thoughts.) So this verse illuminated the truth I should practice and walk in — to avoid adopting worldly perceptions and creating my own thoughts on how God operates.
Ephesians 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
Like legit, we are supposed to go around speaking to people in this kind of fashion. Can you believe how different the world would be if we practiced this verse steadfastly?
Anyway, now to the basis of my post. I am blessed by this Psalm of David so profoundly, words cannot fully express what these words David spoke and wrote mean to me. I will share the whole chapter because it heals my heart and also because it reveals God’s ability, His might, His love, His power and wondrous nature.
It’s quite interesting how these men in the Old Testament faced similar struggles to ours today and overcame them so powerfully and victoriously, adding they had no salvation (JESUS) but the laws of Moses and guidance of the LORD for them that sought Him.
[All words in brackets are an extension of the verses in my own understanding and the revelation by the Holy Spirit]
Of David, when he pretended to be insane before King Abimelech.
1 —I will extol the LORD at all times: His praise will always be at my lips.
2—My soul will boast in the LORD; [will make mention of His name, will shout His name, will speak joyously and boldly of His name] let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3—Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together.[Let us shout together, lift up our voices for the LORD]
4—I sought the LORD and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. [revealed to me my inheritance which is without fear of death, pain, suffering, despair, hopelessness, sicknesses and disease, cowardice and all evil]
5—Those who look to Him are radiant; [glowing, beaming, shinning, dazzling, smooth, shimmering, they have light] their faces are never covered with shame.[they are confident and bold in the LORD]
6—This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles. [the chains of the world, the despair and hopelessness of inner dark spirits, strongholds, enemy’s snares]
7—The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, [surrounds them, protects them, keeps a watchful eye on them, has a hedge around them] and He delivers them.
8—Taste and see that the LORD is good; [my favorite verse–find out for yourself how good the LORD is, try out for yourself, put His word to test and see, grab a hold of the word and test it for yourself, be bold and fearless in asking and seeking] blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. [Favored are those who taste and do according to His words]
9—Fear the LORD, [have reverence for Him, honor Him, acknowledge Him, be careful to follow His leading, guidance and instruction, listen to the LORD] you His holy people, for those who fear Him lack nothing.
10—The lions may grow weak and hungry, but thosee who seek the LORD lack no good thing. [they shall never lack good fruits, they shall be filled, they shall have more than enough, they shall have abundance, they shall overflow, they shall be rich in the land–David also said, the LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want, also interpreted as I have everything I need]
11—Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. [I will show you the way, I will lead you into His courts, I will show you where to step]
12—Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, [desires to have a fulfilled life–filled with peace, joy, and God’s provision]
13—Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. [depart from misleading others, lying, coercion, gossips, boasting, meaningless talk and coarse jesting]
14—Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. [Run after, chase after, chase down peace, make peace your primary objective –bless others, be kind, be gentle, share the love and truth of Jesus Christ]
15—The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, [He watches over those who are in right standing with Him day and night, morning and evening] and His ears are attentive to their cry; [He hears all their desires, all they despair, He sees their heart ]
16—but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, [He will ignore the evil doers– Amplified Bible. 1 Samuel 28:6
 When Saul inquired of the Lord, He refused to answer him, either by dreams or by Urim [a symbol worn by the priest when seeking the will of God for Israel] or by the prophets. [Proverbs 1:24-30.] to blot out their name from the earth.
17—The righteous cry out and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. [He saves those who hear His voice and His leading in times of distress, He provides a way out in tempting and stormy times. He covers them with provision, He answers them]
18—The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. [He is near to those who are hurting, in pain, angry, frustrated, heart -broken, questioning, doubting, afraid, feeling empty, unworthy, rejected, hated, lonely, unwanted]
19—The righteous person may have many troubles but the LORD delivers him from them all; [Those who are in right standing with Him, He will save in times of trouble, difficulty, confusion, disorder, problems, tribulations, hardships, tests, worldly snares, affliction, grief, torment, travails, heartache, sadness, dissapointments, pain, suffering, misfortune, misery, worries and anxieties]
20—He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. [He guards their bodies–spirit man and physical man, He strengthens their movements, He supports them, He renews their body cells, He revitalizes them]
21—Evil will slay the wicked;and the foes of the righteous will be condemned. [Vengeance is the LORD’s–He will fight the battles of those in right standing with Him, they shall forever emerge victorious]
22—The LORD will rescue His servants;[He will defend His children, He will correct them, He will teach and instruct them and lead them away from the enemy’s snare] no one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned. [Those who trust in Him have eternal life ]
~The word of the LORD
Thanks be to God.
Isn’t that powerful or what?
Amazing! Awed! And thankful that I am a part of the same inheritance and blessing.