Day 62: I trust You, Lord. In the storm, I worship you. Psalm 57
When Saul decided his decision was better than God's plan, Saul was dethroned (1 Samuel 15) and David was anointed King (1 Samuel 16). Throughout the next chapters of 1 Samuel, you will find that Saul's bitterness was ignited within him and he relentlessly chased David for most of his days until his death (1 Samuel 18:29).
David never feared Saul. He had to depend on God throughout this storm. If you continued reading in 1 Samuel, you found that David had several opportunities to kill Saul, but because that was not God's plan, he did not.
You see, you may be going through the storm. You may be smack dab in the middle of it, but you have to continue to worship God no matter what. You don't know why you have to endure this storm. David sure didn't know, but kept in tune with the Spirit of God and allowed Him to lead him. When Saul raged around him, David sang.
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. Psalms 57:1 KJV
"Lord," he cried out, "I don't know what you are doing, but please have mercy on me. This doesn't feel good, but I trust you enough to hide in shadow of your wings until this storm is over." David knew not to try to understand God's design. Instead he chose to hide himself in the protective covering of the Most High.
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. Psalms 57:4-5 KJV
Name your lions. Whose mouth is upon you? Now speak to those lions and those speaking against you and declare who your God is and you what He is capable of. Don't allow fear, doubt, confusion or any other spirit of Satan capture you. Arrest it instead. Declare it illegal and haul it off to jail!
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:9-11 NIV
Testify of His goodness. Let the world know what He has done for you. Don't be quiet about it. Share the good news! He has delivered you from your storm. You are out. The storm is over. You are untouched. Victory is yours! Continue to praise and remain in awe of His greatness. Exalt His name above every situation. He is worthy to be praise!
When you are going through your storm, stay in God's protective covering. He won't fail you and you will more than survive it. David ran for how many years? Saul set him up to die over and over, but God always prevailed. When David felt tired and defeated, he turned it into an opportunity to worship. He didn't allow these spirits to hang out and hang over his head. He worshipped his way out.
Storms have an ending. Just hold on, trusting that he has you right where you should be.
Riding out the storm in peace,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!