Psalm 3 is a psalm where the writer, David, was asking for deliverance from God in a time of need. What David was asking deliverance from is not of major importance, but what is important is Who David asked for protection and strength. This will be a recurring theme in the book of Psalms, but for today Psalm 3 will be the focus of study.
David starts out the psalm with a problem, and David knew to take his problem directly to God. Often Christians want to deal with problems themselves, but taking problems to the God to whom nothing is impossible probably is not a bad idea in any circumstance. Here is David’s problem.
Psalm 3 :1-2 – Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
Mockery of followers of God by the world is not something that just took place in Bible times; it takes place today as well. The world is opposed to the God Christians serve, and Satan uses the world to steer Christians away from the truth. David records the obvious answer from God to his problem.
Psalm 3:3 – But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
God is protecting Christians still today, just as He protected David from the bear, the lion, the giant, or King Saul. If that does not fill you with confidence to go forth and do what God would have you to do, then the author is not sure what would. Trust that God takes care of His own.
Psalm 3:4 – I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
David had to ask God for help; likewise Christians today should do the same the answers to prayer may not always be what we expect, but no answer to prayer throw’s God’s plan for your life out of order. David’s prayer was answered.
Psalm 3:5 – I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
Part 2 will be out on Wednesday.