From a cave? In the house of a dangerous enemy? In shackles? Yes, in all of these settings, God’s people have cried out, and have been led by the Lord Himself to say or write some incredible things:
“This poor man called and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all His troubles.”
“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
“Rejoice in the Lord always; I’ll say it again; ‘rejoice’!”
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and to those crushed in spirit.”
Think of what great positions these men held – David, King of Israel; Paul, an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet, the world not only disregarded those positions as having any value, but there were those who actually hated David and Paul for who they were, how they lived, what they spoke. Can you praise and thank the Lord, can you rejoice and be radiant, can you know that the Lord’s gracious ways are always true? In a cave? In a prison? In a world where some despise you? The clear answer is “yes”, for we have a Savior. On Sunday, we’ll look carefully at Psalm 34 and Philippians 4. See you soon.