Thursday, October 19
SCRIPTURE: “Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.” – Psalm 5:1-3
OBSERVATION: Psalm chapter 3-5 stand together in the life of King David and seem to relate to the time of Absalom’s rebellion, when he stole the hearts of Israel and the throne; which sent David on the run. David is asking the Lord to do 3 things, observe his prayers (verses 1-7); order his steps (verses 8-9); and obliterate his enemies (verses 10-12) and if you are like David; you can use the help in prayer that you can get. David utilized 3 things that makes for effective praying. A holy boldness; a heavy burden; and a harmonious balance.
PRAYER: Father, give us the faith to believe that it is possible for us to live in victory even in the midst of dangerous opportunities that we call crisis. Help us to see that there is something better than patient endurance or keeping a stiff upper lip, and that whistling in the dark is not really bravery. Help us O God to trust in You, may we have the faith that goes singing in the storm, knowing that all things work together for good to them that love You.