Morning devotion: Read Psalm 55
Psalms 55:1 ¶<<To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.>> Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. 2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. 6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
Although this Psalm does not give us an occasion or an event to relate too, it is one that many a heart has felt down through the ages.
Our prayer, our petitions are often brought before the Lord expressing our innermost concerns. David appeals to God for God is the only one who can change the situation. Who can change the heart of oppressors but God, and who can change to mind of the wicked but God? So, David cries to the Lord.
David says in verse four, that he mourns because of the voice and oppression of his enemy because they cast iniquity upon him. The meaning is they lie about his integrity and innocence giving the idea that he himself is wicked.
The talk and chatter, the wickedness became so bad that David trembled and was fearful over the issue.
The best thing for us to do when there is adversity is to take it to the Lord.
In Psalm 17 David does the same thing as well. Psalms 17:1 ¶<<A Prayer of David.>> Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
There is a relief in the heart when one has an everlasting shoulder to cry one. As things progress in 2020, remember, the Lord is there for you and does not turn His ear away from those who are His.
In fact, He is well aware of your trials and temptations for he has been tempted in all points like as you are yet without sin. He can succor you in time of need.
There is always a better choice in life’s storms, Jesus.
The choice is still yours, Pastor Coo