LEARN FROM DAVID

FAITH CAPSULE: God can deliver for a believing believer in challenging trouble.

Psalm 3, 34

When trouble increase it becomes challenging trouble. 
It is challenging trouble that will persist with an attempt to remain permanent in the life of one with challenging issues. 
One that tolerates troubling challenge is giving self to become terminated in the journey of life.
Are you experiencing challenging trouble?
Challenging trouble will question one with faith in God for deliverance.
Challenging trouble does not respect any man not to have a place in their life.
Challenging trouble in one’s life can be the cause of decisions made on one’s behalf by parents or grandparents.
Challenging trouble that is present in one’s life can be rooted in the wrong decision by one’s self.
What is the root of your challenging trouble?
Challenging trouble can be in the form of affliction when it locates one’s life. However, with the encouraging word of God in Psalm 34:19, troubling challenging can be permanently terminated as it records, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
What is your stand in the Lord? 
Are you walking right before God?
Challenging trouble is possible to have a place in anyone, regardless of one’s status in life. King David was identified as a man after God’s heart but could not escape from challenging trouble which increased in his life. 
As regards David, Psalm 3:1-2 records, “Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.”
The Bible identifies the records of David’s way he came out of challenging (increasing) trouble, for our learning: 
David acknowledged God 
David acknowledged God for His awesomeness by stating, “But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” (Psalm 3:3) 
David gave himself to worship God instead of worrying over his trouble when he acknowledged God for what He has done and doing in his life.
David cried out to God alone.
Crying out to God will not elude from God, but will receive God’s attention for self-deliverance in time of Challenging trouble.
David testifies, “I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” (Psalm 3:4) Crying is not a sign of weakness but a way of getting God’s attention.
David’s testimony of His trust and hope 
The Bible records his testimonies, “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.” (Psalm 3:5) 
In a time of challenging trouble, David’s trust in God made him lay, his hope in God made him sleep.
Trusting God at the onset of challenging trouble but not having hope on God when challenging trouble persists can deny the testimony of deliverance. David had trust and hope in God.
Jeremiah 17:7 identifies, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.”
David’s faith, not fear delivered him
David’s faith rose while his fear sinks for him to overcome his challenging trouble.
David’s testimony of his deliverance from challenging trouble is for learning.

Prayer for today: Ask God to reverse what appears to be irreversible challenges in your life.

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