Deliverance is from the LORD.

Yes, it is true – Deliverance is from the LORD; David made this statement from his own experience.

8From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.( Psalm 3, 8)

David wrote Psalm 3 while he was on the run from his son Absalom who was trying to get rid of him and take over the rule of Israel. David had no choice but to leave Jerusalem in order to save his life. Though he was on the run to save his life, he still had great trust in the God of Israel and this trust is reflected in the following verses:

3But you, Lord, are a shield around me,  my glory, the One who lifts my head high. 4I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain.( Psalm 3, 3-4)

Remember, David is writing the above verses while being chased by the Army of Israel led by his son Absalom. David had only a few thousand men with him while Absalom had more than a hundred thousand with him.

From a human perspective a victory for David was impossible, however, instead of panicking, he still trusted in his God. That is why in the following verses David says:

5I lie down and sleep;I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.(Psalm 3, 5-6)

Saints, while writing psalm 3, David had not yet experienced any change in the situation that he was in. But from the bottom of his heart, he still believed that the God of Israel who delivered him from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver him from the present crisis too. in the midst of the present crisis too David’s faith in God was intact due to the delivernaces he expereinced in the previous crises; that is why he says:  Deliverance is from the LORD.

As you know, this time the victory for David was not an ordinary one; because: on the one hand he was facing the huge Army of Israel on the other hand, he was not willing to fight this army as it is being led by his son Absalom.

Though David wanted a victory he was not willing to fight against his son. It was a very difficult situation and only God could help him out. Anyway, finally, as he hoped, God intervenes and delivers him from the hands of Absalom and restores the throne to him.

Saints, as you know, David was an ordinary man like you and I but the difference is: He had Great faith in his God. He went through many crises in his life; but in the midst of all those crises David still trusted in his God; not even once he doubted the faithfulness of God Almighty.

Each time when he faced a crisis; he recalled the previous deliverances that the LORD had brought in his life; he remembered the good things that the LORD had already done in his life. Furthermore, he also thanked the LORD for the deliverance that he expected next. This is an important lesson that we need to learn from David’s life.

Saints, each time when you face a difficult situation; please remember How the LORD had delivered you from a difficult situation before and thank Him for that.

But, instead, in the midst of a difficult situation, like the Israelites in the desert, if you grumble and complain, that will make the situation more difficult and also it will hinder the LORD from dealing with it. This is what actually happened to the Israelites in the desert. They experienced many miracles during their stay in Egypt and also during their journey through the desert but still they did not trust in the power of God.  

 12He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors, in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan. 13He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall. 14He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. 15He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas; 16he brought streams out of a rocky crag and made water flow down like rivers.( Psalm 78, 12-16)

When they faced a new crisis, they did not trust God to deliver them from it; instead they grumbled against Him.

22for they did not believe in God, or trust in his deliverance. (Psalm 78, 22)

However, the life of David was quite different from those Israelites in the desert. Crises were part of David’s life but he still relied on the love and faithfulness of his God; he praised and thanked God instead of complaining.

 As believers in Christ, many times we too have experienced God’s deliverances in our lives. We too have come through many dangers and snares; and it is the LORD who brought us through and out of all those dangers.

However, there are times when we still tend to doubt God’s faithfulness. Like the Israelites, we often hesitate to trust in His deliverance. This is true even in my own personal life. During my journey as a believer in Christ; I too have gone through many difficult times and during all those difficulties LORD Almighty was with me and delivered me from all of them.

However, even now, there are occasions when I still doubt God’s faithfulness in the face of a new difficulty but God still delivers me despite my doubt and distrust.

Saints, we serve a God who is eternally loving and infinitely faithful and HE deserves a lot more trust, faith and love from us than we offer Him now. Therefore, let us prayerfully seek His face so that, HIS Holy Spirit can strengthen us to be more faithful and grateful than we are now.

Please remember; each time when you go through a crisis; it is the LORD who walks with you and It is HE who delivers you from that crisis – Yes, From the LORD comes Deliverance.

 19Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen. 20You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (Psalm 77, 19-20)

 Stay Blessed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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