Daily D – Psalm 59:16-17

by | Feb 28, 2024 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Psalm 59:16, 17  
”But I will sing of your strength 
and will joyfully proclaim your faithful love in the morning. 
For you have been a stronghold for me, 
a refuge in my day of trouble. 
To you, my strength, I sing praises, 
because God is my stronghold — my faithful God.“ (CSB)

David Before He Was King, and for that matter, David While He Was King, had lots of problems. Some people love a youngster of derring-do. Others are offended. While the fans sang the New Guy’s praises, the jealous and hateful dreamed up pathways to extinguish his illumination.

After the Goliath incident, it seems like most of David’s problems were with people on his side. His father-in-law wanted him dead. He repeatedly tried to kill David. He hunted David relentlessly. He sent people after him again and again. 

David figured out early on his survival was not about his prowess as a warrior or his cunning as a tactician. His survival was about God’s purpose and provision. It was God’s strength stopping the enemies. It was God’s faithful love keeping David alive. It was God who provided peaceful sleep and safe harbor. It was God who was his refuge and strength. 

Since he lived in the grip of God’s grace, he did what any joyful soul will do: He sang. He sang God’s praises. He sang about God’s faithful, loyal, perfect love, the love that protects and defends, guides and provides. 

Your song may sound like mine. It may come out like a croak, a groan, a whine, or like someone sharpening metal, but when lifted to honor God and to declare his praise, well, it sounds like heaven in heaven. 

You may have troubles aplenty like David of Old. May you lean into David’s refuge, his stronghold, his faithful God. 

I will sing God’s praise because his purpose will prevail.

Our Father, I have problems. More than that, you have me. Your purpose will prevail. How could I not sing your praise? How could I not live with gratitude? Amen. 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

CONNECT WITH ME!

Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo

GET IN TOUCH!

READ MY BLOG!

Daily D – Ezekiel 43:1-5

Ezekiel 43:1-5 He led me to the gate, the one that faces east, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of a huge torrent, and the earth shone with his glory. The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and like the ones I had seen by the Chebar Canal. I fell facedown. The glory of the Lord entered the temple by way of the gate that faced east. Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

Daily D – Ezekiel 37:3

Ezekiel 37:3 Then he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I replied, “Lord God, only you know.”

Daily D – Ezekiel 36:26-27

Ezekiel 36:26, 27 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place my Spirit within you and cause you to follow my statutes and carefully observe my ordinances.”

Daily D – Psalm 40:6-8

Psalm 40:6-8
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;
you open my ears to listen.
You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering. Then I said, “See, I have come;
in the scroll it is written about me.
I delight to do your will, my God,
and your instruction is deep within me.”

Daily D – Psalm 39:4-5

Psalm 39:4, 5
“LORD, make me aware of my end
and the number of my days
so that I will know how short-lived I am.
In fact, you have made my days just inches long,
and my life span is as nothing to you.
Yes, every human being stands as only a vapor.”
Selah