Daily Devotion – How to Find Peace When You’re Troubled
Today’s Scattered Seeds
Reading Psalm 63, we see find the words of David. Scholars say that this was likely at the time that he went to the forest of Hereth in Judah (1 Samuel 22:5). He was in hiding, as King Saul was determined to kill him.
We all have a King Saul in our life. The Bible tells us that our “adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8.
We feel that presence in our life when we’re tempted and tried. We feel the stress when we’re pressed on every side. And we know that Satan wants to destroy us.
Reading his words from Psalm 63, we can learn from David’s example. He teaches us how a servant of God should respond during dark and trying times. He teaches us how to find peace when we’re troubled:
- He seeks God out. v. 1
- He sees things from a different perspective: God’s loving kindness is greater than life itself. v. 3
- He doesn’t just praise God, he praises Him with joy. v. 5
- When he can’t sleep, he meditates on the Lord. v. 6
- He acknowledges the faithfulness of God. v. 7
- He fervently pursues the Lord. v. 8
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Tilling the Soil
Read Psalm 63, to learn from David’s example. Take what you learn in the light, and carry it with you into dark and trying times.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. (Psalm 63:3-4, NIV)
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