Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 3 Number 35 “You Can Face It, But Not on Your Own!”
September 16, 2020
A number of ladies in a particular church suddenly faced a wide variety of hardships and difficulties. Karen received the invitation to “Please come and speak to the ladies as to how to cope with all these problems.” With a great deal of prayer, she spoke to them from Psalm 28. If you have a few moments, would you please read the entire Psalm? King David was in the depths of imminent danger and hardship. He had to face them but not alone. Karen spoke tenderly to the ladies from this entire Psalm. Let me share the text she started with and then I’ll share her outline with you.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth and with my song will I praise Him” (Psalm 28:7).
1. King David’s Petition to the Lord (28:1-4).
2. King David’s Confident praise to the Lord (28:5-8).
3. King David’s Prayer for deliverance and guidance (Psalm 28:9).
Karen wrote: When do we especially need God’s strength? David referred to the Lord as “my Strength.” Think about it. When do we need this special strength?
When we are discouraged.
When physically we are weakened.
When mentally we are stretched by the situation.
When spiritually we are needy.
When times of confusion come to us.
Think of what the Lord has promised to us. Listen to Him as He says, “For I am the LORD Thy God, the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 43:3). He reassures us by reminding us, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Be thoughtful of this statement, “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). David was in a situation that he desperately needed God’s strength.
Michael’s observation: I have shared just a tiny bit of the notes that she shared with these hurting ladies. I can tell you that she challenged them to face their situations, but not on their own. The Lord’s strength was available to them! Next time, I will share with you a little more from her notes. This will focus on King David referring to the Lord as “my Shield.” These truths are great for us men as well.