Psalm 3 KJV 1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah…keep reading
This Psalm, like many, is a prayer Psalm. It is the prayer of David when his son Absalom turned against him. It is a prayer during a time of hurt and suffering. The betrayal of anyone hurts but the betrayal of a loved one cuts a deep wound. You will find the details of the events in 2 Samuel chapters 13-18. We will focus on the prayer and the help.
When the heart is wounded and shattered into thousands of pieces, our mind and emotions want to stay focused on the injustice and unfairness that brought the pain and suffering. We hold our right to be angry and unforgiving through stubborn pride. Many have taken this stance to find themselves planted in misery. But here we have the way past it all that offers change. Here we have where the focus is to be.
To speak to God with an open and honest heart is the prayer He hears. Once we accept God knows all that is in our heart anyway and we empty ourself to Him, we will be able to hear Jesus calling, come to Me if you are tired of carrying your burdens ( Matthew 11:28-30). Jesus is calling us to take action and go to Him to exchange what we have for what He has. When we are done with ourself, it will not matter that people say, God will not help you.
The only One Who is able to solve and put the pieces of our heart back together correctly is Jesus Christ (Luke 4:18). Once we, in truth, desperation, and humility, pour out the despair, anger, hate, etc. to God we find He gives hope of being healed. We begin to trust Him as protector and our victory.
People say one thing about us and God, we say, but You LORD. In times of great distress, to know Who God is might be all we have at that time. Let your hopelessness drive you to know salvation, deliverance, and victory belong to the Lord God Almighty so He will still your fears and anxieties. Then like David;
Psalm 3:5 KJV I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
We gain confidence we are protected and held in the “righteous right hand” of God (Isaiah 41:10). The love of God is essential to our heart. The love of God gives us real life.
Psalm 86:15 KJV But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Romans 8:37 KJV Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 John 4:9 KJV In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
God’s love has unlimited sides but we will not trust His holy love, His disciplining love, His judging love, etc. until we know and experience His saving and protecting love.