Monday, June 24, 2013

Turn To The LORD


There are many who say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. (Psalm 4:6)

  • We often develop a pessimistic outlook in our world today.
     
  • The front page of the newspapers and the top stories on the Internet or television are often filled with crime, accidents, politics, the economy, and prominent people behaving badly.
     
  • Our conversations at work and home often dwell on difficulties and problems.
     
  • Often we get discouraged and despair in the thought that nothing will ever change, and that what we do doesn't matter anymore.
     
  • We said, “Who will show us any good? Where can we turn for better news?”
     
  • Psalm 4 told us that David was different.
     
  • In the midst of his troubles, David turned to the Lord.
     
  • Instead of hoping for temporary good from altered circumstances, he found unceasing encouragement in God.
     
  • David prayed to God, “Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us” (Psalm 4:6).
     
  • The result was a gladness of heart that surpassed any earthly prosperity or success.
     
  • Throughout David’s life, before and after he became king of Israel, he was never without opposition.
     
  • But at the end of the day, he could always say, “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8).
     
  • The conviction and faith that “God cares for us” is always a good way to begin and end our day.
     
  • Let us confide in God, knowing that He will always keep us safe and prosper us.
     
  • God is always our dwelling place in our life’s storms.

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