A shaken life of a confident person.
David spent much of his life running and hiding. As a young man, David had to hide from Saul. Saul was jealous of David’s popularity, so he wanted to kill David. As an older gentleman, David had to run from a rebellion started by his own son. David’s Scriptural biography is filled with turmoil and heartbreak.
On one occasion, David writes in the Psalms, everything is shaken. Nothing is stable. He writes in Psalm 11:3, “The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
Perhaps you can relate to this feeling.
Everything is up in the air. Life is shaken. Your life has endured an earthquake leaving everything trembling in its path.
The career you worked hard to establish has vanished. The good health you once enjoyed is fading. Your journey is not what it once was.
David’s wasn’t either, and his Scriptural biography is filled with confidence in the Lord.
Amid everything, David had great confidence in the Lord.
It may have seemed like everything was falling apart, but David remained confident in the Lord.
He continues in Psalm 11, “But the Lord is in his holy temple. The Lord still rules from Heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.”
In Psalm 12, David writes, “The Lord replies, ‘I have seen violence done to the helpless and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them as they have longed for me to do.’ The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed….”
Can we remain confident in the Lord?
As it seems everything is falling apart around us, we too can remain confident in the Lord’s promises. The promises are as pure for us as they were for David.