Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:6-7 NKJV
David rejoices in answered prayer.
This psalm begins; To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock; Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, When I lift-up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Do men cry? Does crying make a man weak or less masculine?
Crying doesn’t make us weaker or less masculine. What matters most is who a man turns to when his heart is sick and sad. Who should a man turn to when his soul needs to be lifted-up and recharged? David answers that question for us.
David never lifted-up his voice hands or heart to an idol. He turned to God when he needed help. God answered his prayers. The Lord was his strength when he was weak. God was a shield about him when he needed protection.
David was strong and courageous because he knew God was with him. The reality of God’s faithfulness filled his heart and came out in beautiful melodies of praise and prayer!
I shed buckets of tears on my journey through the valley of weeping. What did I learn?
I learned to cry out to Jesus when my heart is sick and sad. Jesus can lift me up when I am downtrodden. He can recharge my soul when it is drained. Other things I can put my trust in are worthless idols. I learned that God answers when I call out to Him!
My wife and I walked through the valley of weeping and mourning. Today we are frolicking on the sands of God’s faithfulness. Jesus set us up in a high place overlooking the seas of His grace and mercy. God loves us more than the grains of sand on the seashore.
Jesus was our strength when we were weak. He was a shield about us when we needed protection. We trusted the Lord. He helped us. Our hearts are rejoicing. Jesus filled our hearts with lovely praise songs and beautiful melodies of worship!
Are you trudging through the valley of weeping and mourning? Cry out to Jesus. Do not fill your heart with worthless things. They are for people who have no hope.
You have Jesus. He is with you. Jesus will be your strength when you are weak. He will be a shield about you when you need protection. Trust Jesus. He will help you!
Lift-up your hands to Jesus. Sing your song of love and praise to Almighty God!
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