19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!
Faith Over Feelings (22:19~31)
Amid his turmoil, David continues to proclaim who God is and what He is able to do on his behalf. David is in despair, so he calls God his deliverer. David lacks support, so he calls God his strength. As David laments, he knows that God listens. We can learn from David’s example that our faith should reign over our feelings. While we must be real with God and pour out our hearts before Him with authenticity, we should not allow our circumstances to limit what we know to be true of God. There is nothing that occurs in this world that is not ordained by Him, and He works all things out together for our good! Our downturns are not ultimate; God is. Let us, therefore, continue to trust in God and speak faith into our circumstances no matter what we are feeling.
- How do you rely on God when life is hard? How can you practice leaning on faith rather than feelings
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