For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens my darkness. For by You I run through a troop; by my God I leap over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a Shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him.’ 2 Samuel 22:29-31
I love the way King David sees God in his life – the One who is absolutely essential just for survival! He remembers past miracles of deliverance and worships. Family life can go through extremely dark times; we might be facing huge opposition with the way ahead completely blocked off.
Do we really believe the Bible’s promise that the Lord will be there for us to lighten our darkness, send us through the troop of armed enemies and catapult us over the high wall? However, dire things look do we trust Him that the ultimate outcome will be good? Faith is a decision to trust God.
Together let’s thank Him for being our Source of light, Strength, Saviour and Shield in today’s troubles and for whatever tomorrow brings?
Prayer (as a couple)
Dear Lord, You see how high the wall is that’s in front of us – even if it’s in the future and we don’t even know about it yet. We need Your help to get through times of trial. We praise You for Your power and thank You for Your love. Please guide and provide for us every day. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Loving Father, we life up _____ and _____ to you. In their need and in their feelings of confusion and fear please help them in the big picture and also the details of their situation. Increase their ability to trust in You and stick close together in their love for each other. Amen.
Faith will rise as we wait upon the lord. Hear us and act on our behalf!