TUESDAY, JULY 27
O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” But You, O LORD, are a shield around me; You are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
I cried out to the LORD, and He answered me from His holy mountain.
Psalm 3:1-4 (NLT2)
LET YOUR PRAYERS BE LOUDER THAN YOUR DOUBT
A woman was visiting some people who lived on a farm, and she noticed a pig limping in the back yard with a wooden leg. She asked the farmer, “What happened to the pig?” The farmer said, “Oh, Betsy is a wonderful pig. One night the house caught fire and she oinked so loud she woke us and we got the fire truck in time to save the house.” The woman said, “That’s really something!” The farmer continued, “That’s not all, one day my youngest fell in the pond and Betsy oinked so loud that she got our attention and we were able to pull my daughter out of the pond in time.” The woman said, “That’s really amazing! But I still don’t understand why the pig has a wooden leg.” The farmer said, “Well, when you have a pig that special, you don’t want to eat him all at once!” (Source: Unknown)
In Psalm 3 David was surrounded by the loud shouts of his enemies. And those enemies were loudly yelling “God will never rescue him!” Instead of giving up, David cried out to God. David took any doubts and fears that he may have had straight to God in prayer. David praised God for His protection, His glory and for sustaining him.
The voices of opposition are loud today. Our society unashamedly brags about things that God calls sin. We can be tempted to feel like the only one who still believes in righteousness. We can also be tempted to doubt if it will ever get any better. Follow David’s example and let your prayers be louder than your doubts.
Praise God for His protection, for His glory and for sustaining you.