David had just gone through an emotional quake that is off the scale. He was still feeling aftershocks, and in Psalm 40 he was remembering life at the bottom, life in the pits. This is what David was feeling as he writes these words:
â€˘ David had lost everything. â€˘ David was homeless. â€˘ David was out of touch with his family and friends and did not know who survived and who hadnâ€™t. â€˘ David had no sure supply or food or water. â€˘ David had to find an escape route to flee the dangers he faced. â€˘ Davidâ€™s life and emotions were flooded by a hurricane of troubles.
But David had a choiceâ€”sink into despair or flee to the Lord as his refuge. That is the same choice each of us this morning have each day of our lives.
Sink or Find Refuge
David chose to flee to God for refuge; and wrote down in Psalm 40 the pathway out for others who find themselves hitting the bottom in life. Please join me as we stand and listen to Godâ€™s flawless record of Davidâ€™s ravaged life in Psalm 40:
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...