Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Up the Mountain

2 Samuel 15:16-17, 23, 30-32

16 The king [David] set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace. 17 So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at a place some distance away.

23 The whole countryside wept aloud as all the people passed by. The king also crossed the Kidron Valley, and all the people moved on toward the desert.

30 But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up.

31 So David prayed...
32 When David arrived at the summit, where people used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust on his head.[emphasis mine]

  • Psalm 3:1-4
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." Selah
But You are a shield around me, O LORD; You bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. Selah
[emphasis mine]

Are you facing utter despair today in the circumstances of your life? PRAY. Cry out to the LORD YOUR GOD, as David did - with what little strength you have. Look how God sends one to meet him at that place - where they used to worship. You can WORSHIP God . See and hear the LORD - who meets you there to find the HOPE that David found. Christ walked that same path many years later. You can fit your feet in both of their tracks.

If you're not in that place today - one of utter despair... then pray for someone who is.

  • PRAY

Choosing JOY,


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