It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life’s trials. In this Psalm, we’re given insight into King David’s heart during his eldest son’s rebellion. David did not want to hurt his son, but along with some of the other leaders in the city, he tried to overthrow David and have him killed.
David left the city and escaped with a group of men who still supported him. He spent a good amount of time hiding and running, knowing he could win, but not wanting to hurt his son.
Many people saw this as a point of weakness for David and wanted to use it to hurt him further. In this Psalm, David cries out to God about his struggle. He gives two very distinct realities. The first are his enemies.
His enemies were strong, they were numerous, and they wanted him dead. David would not waver though. He wouldn’t give in. He knew his enemies were there and he knew what they were capable of and yet he still found hope to carry on and that because of the second reality.
David knew God was faithful. He didn’t know how this would work, he didn’t know what would come from it, and he didn’t understand why but he trusted God. Against all the opposition and doubt he knew that God would be faithful.
What are you struggling with today? Faith in God doesn’t diminish your struggle, it simply acknowledges his greatness in spite of it.