The first thing that strikes me from this passage is the fact that David’s soul was waiting in SILENCE.
Dictionary.com defines the soul as: the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
How often is your soul silent? I can tell you now, I regularly take a little pill to assist mine in shutting up!
The confidence that David exudes in this passage is absolutely amazing to me. The strength of his commitment, the level of his trust, and the depth of his faith. David had fought a lion and a bear and a giant and he was quite a stud, from what it seems. He defeated the animals in the flesh, but his own flesh defeated him, when he saw that infamous bathing beauty, Bathsheba.
He had a man murdered.
He was chased by Saul.
He had to humble himself and let Solomon lead in the building of the Temple. It’s not often easy for a natural-born leader to play second fiddle.
All of that to say what?
David was flawed. Big time. Yet he understood, in the midst of it all, that without God as his firm foundation, his salvation, and his protection, that his soul would be in constant turmoil.
Today’s prayer: God grant me the grace to trust in You when times are tough, to lean on you when I don’t understand, and please help me to “selah” and rest in the fact that my only salvation is from You.
Enjoy my current favorite worship song, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman: