October 17th, 2016
Float Instead of Sink
Psalm 3:2-3 (KJB) 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.
David is surrounded by trouble. It seemed obvious to those near him that there is nothing that could alter the wayward direction his life. Or keep him safe and secure and upright in the middle of this impending storm.
The word “but” puts a pause in David’s life.
“But” changes the direction of David’s thinking.
“But” stops to highlight the protection and security God had provided in David’s life.
“But” captures the attention of those who are around him.
David remained firm and fortified in the midst of many troubling situations in his life. Not only did David remain strong but he gave the glory and honor to the Lord for keeping his head above the rising tide. David knew that it was the supernatural power and strength of God that enabled him to float instead of sink in troubles surrounding him in this world.
God often adds a “but” in our life for protecting and lifting us above troubling times that surround us. God’s perfect provision always carries man through today and prepares him for tomorrow according to God’s will and way at work in his life.