1 I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
3 So many enemies against one man—
all of them trying to kill me.
To them I’m just a broken-down wall
or a tottering fence.
4 They plan to topple me from my high position.
They delight in telling lies about me.
They praise me to my face
but curse me in their hearts. NLT
Read verses 1-2 over and over again. How difficult is the first line of verse 1 for you to practice? How difficult are the other lines for you to believe?
Aren’t you glad you aren’t in David’s situation in verse 3? For a moment, imagine being David. You’ve been anointed king of Israel, but you haven’t yet been made king because the current king has ordered his closest soldiers to kill you. You were once celebrated as a victorious leader, and you are now spending years on the run for your life, homeless and ragged. With this in mind, how does verse 3 make verses 1-2 more intense?
In verse 4, describe the plan that David’s enemies are scheming. What would it be like to have people trying to do this to you? What emotions would you have? What action would you want to take?
Considering all this, describe why verse 1 makes David’s life and faith so different from so many other leaders in the history of this world.
What would it look like for you to practically live out verse 1?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Take a moment right now to wait quietly before God.