I have a problem.
Actually, I have many problems, but this is a big one. Here it is:
It is far easier for me to act first and then pray later. It is far easier for me to speak before thinking and praying. It is far easier for me to hit “reply” before I take time to think about how to “respond.” It is far easier for me to speak up in my own defense than to sit in silence with God in prayer and see how He leads me to best respond. Am I the only one?
Last week in Psalm 3 we saw David “work the problem through prayer.” We saw him identify the problem, remind himself of God in the midst of that problem, respond to God, and then ask God to work on his behalf.
This week in Psalm 4 we’re going to continue this theme, and hopefully learn from David how to respond in the face of slander and lies. Here’s a spoiler: prayer plays a huge role in a godly response! As I mentioned, I’m probably not the most qualified guy to be talking about this topic, but I am trusting that all of us can learn a thing or two from David through God’s Word!
Speaking of prayer, several of us will be getting together at the church tonight at 7 to pray, and we’d love for you to join us. Let me know how I can be praying for you! And don’t forget about movie night at church this Friday night at 7 too!
Until I see you again, may you stand firm in the Lord!