Dear Church Family:
In my distress I called upon the Lord; yes, I cried to God; and from His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for help came into His ears” (11 Samuel 22:7)
David knew distress intimately. The stress that came from wrestling with lions, bears, giants and even kings. He also knew the stress that comes from wrestling with self. Deception, lying, murder, adultery, all were companions at times in his life. And wrestle he did!
Temptation was no stranger to him. He knew and acknowledged to God that most of his problems and burden’s were self inflicted. He did not try to put the blame on others, but embraced and owned them as sin.
The amazing thing about David is that he always turned back to God. He never allowed himself to wallow in his sins for long periods, but rather, to confess his wrong actions and turn to God for help. (Maybe that is why he was called a man after God’s own heart)
We encounter the same kind of temptations David faced. His answer is our answer. “In my distress I called upon the Lord”.
To be sure, these are not easy days. We are being asked to adapt to things a few short months ago were unimagined. Our distress has a remedy; follow Davis’s lead, and “cry out to God.” Your cry for help will not go unheeded!