Sometimes the trials we go through in life can get us off-center a bit or a lot. It’s during those times, when I don’t know what to pray, I listen to praise and worship to encourage my soul and to put my hope in God.
It is during those times, when my center is off, that I need Jesus to bring me back to that place of steadfastness in Him.
The Word of God says “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” (Psalm 43:5)
Have you ever had one of those days where it seemed like everything had gone wrong? Well, so did David. In Samuel 29 – 30, David had a really bad day. I sum it up in four points here.
1) David was discriminated against. David was told, by his boss Achish, that he wanted David to go out with him to battle the Israelites. But when the Philistine Princes saw David and his men, they said “What are these Hebrews doing here?” The princes then told Achish to send David and his men back to the place from which they came.
2) David was sent home by his boss. As much as David wanted the chance to fight the Israelites, his boss, who trusted David to be his body guard and always by his side, sent him home (probably without pay).
3) When David and his men returned home, they found that the Amalekites had destroyed their camp, burned everything to the ground, and had taken their women captive.
4) Lastly, David’s own men turned against him and wanted to kill him. The men decided to blame David for the hurt and pain the Amalekites caused them when they destroyed everything.
These were the same men who were depressed and living in a cave when David ran into the cave while running from Saul. These depressed men asked David to be their leader and rose up to be a great army. Now they wanted him dead.
However, in Samuel 30:6 it says “David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
During times of despair and when we have no one else we can turn to, we must encourage ourselves in the Lord.
God is the one who steadies my heart. He keeps me grounded and gives me strength and peace in the midst of storms.
That’s why I love this song by Kari Jobe titled “Steady my heart”. Her whole CD is amazing, but I had to choose one song.
To watch the video of Kari singing this song, please click on the link below. I encourage you to listen to the song in it’s entirety so that it may bless you. Feel free to comment.
May His love overwhelm you,