You are my God – the promises
Dear friend, you may have lost everything in your life. Probably when you look up at your future, it looks like a barren land. Everywhere you turn, there is only wilderness before you. There is no hope left. And are you left wondering what to do?
David was in the same situation in his life. He had lost everything. All his wealth, fame and courage meant nothing as he was wandering in the wilderness. Realizing that there is no hope on all the directions, he looked up – towards the LORD our God and said,
“O God, You are my God.” – Psalm 63:1
Dear friend, when you look up towards our God and with faith when you say, “O God, You are my God”, it pleases our Lord so much. And you are adopting Him as your God, your Savior. And when you call unto Him, dear friend, our God comes to you. And with Him, comes His precious promises.
Dear friend, if you have called out to our LORD Jesus Christ in faith and has adopted Him as your own God, then all His promises come with Him and those promises will be fulfilled.
A day came later in the life of David. One day when he came to his residence at Ziklag, he saw that the Amalekites had plundered everything that belonged to him and he was left alone. Are you in such a situation? Has the plunderer taken everything away from you? Your happiness? Your peace? Your family? Your future? Are you pushed to your limits, that all you want to do is to just cry your heart out?
Dear friend, David, the great warrior, a man of courage, did that. The Bible tells that he and his warriors lifted up their voices and wept aloud till they had no energy left (1 Samuel 30:4). So, dear friend, if you want to cry aloud because of your circumstances, go ahead. Cry your heart to our LORD. But, don’t stop there. Crying is not your end. Losing everything is not God’s plan for you.
During his time in wilderness, David had adopted the Almighty God as his own God. And during one of the worst moments in his life, David found strength in the LORD his God.
But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. – 1 Samuel 30:6 (NIV)
Note how the Bible talks about the LORD his God. Yes, dear friend, if you are in such a situation, strengthen yourself today, now, at this very moment in the LORD your God. When you call Him “My God”, the LORD prides that you are His own child. It pleases Him so much and He comes to you, to strengthen you with His promise.
The same promise that the LORD his God gave David that day – our LORD is giving you, whoever you are, but if you lift your eyes up to Him, and call unto Him saying, “O God, you are my God”, the LORD is giving you a promise and HE will do it for you. And the promise is:
“Without fail, you shall recover everything that you lost.” – 1 Samuel 30:8
|1 Peter 1:24-25“For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the Word that was preached to you.”
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Posted on October 28, 2013, in Christian Life, Daily Manna, Strong Tower and tagged 1 Samuel 30, 1 Samuel 30:4, 1 Samuel 30:6, 1 Samuel 30:8, But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God, David, O God, promises of the LORD, Psalm 63:1, Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and cried until they had no more strength left to cry, You are my God, You shall recover everything that you lost, Ziklag. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.