“I weep in bitter pain; in accord with your word to strengthen me.” [Psalm 119.28 NASB]
This thought of divine strength in the midst of trials, coming from the word of the Lord, is similar to the start of the second part of Isaiah 40-55, where the people, like Elijah in his hasty flight from Jezebel [I Kings 19:1-15], had just undergone a long and hazardous journey in severe and life-threatening circumstances.
Do you feel that God has been leading you by a difficult way? Are you weary and near to being worn out as a result of your extremely burdensome circumstances? It is at this time, as many saints have testified, that we receive a fresh and life-giving word.
David’s pain and discomfort was not going away. In fact, it was increasing day-by-day. Are you in a similar situation? Do you feel that God is holding back from helping you? What is your next course of action? What did David do? He wept, prayed and trusted.
Are you, like David, believing God for the fulfillment of His word? How are you bearing up? Are you feeling weak? God's word is able to give you strength so that you will stand, face the enemy and with boldness say to him, "As for me… I wait confidently for God to save me… Do not gloat over me… For though I fall, I will rise again… And He will take up my case and punish my enemies for all the evil they have done to me." [Micah 7.7-9 NLT]
David and Micah may both have done wrong, but that did not deter or stop God from coming to their aid. So, regardless of what you have done, do not stop at the place of remorse and condemnation; move forward to where your High Priest is waiting for you, for He alone fully understands, complements and strengthens your weaknesses. [David McArdle]
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