As Christians, we must believe and know that the Lord is our present help in time of trouble. Jesus Christ is our present help! Sometimes, we are chastened by the Lord because of our sins and rebellion. This psalm of David shows that God permitted this turmoil in David’s life due to his apostasy of murder and adultery. The Bible declares that David confessed his sins and was forgiven by God but reaped the consequences and bitterness of his sins.
•Death of the son that was born from his adultery
•The rape of his daughter
•The slaying of his sons Adonijah, Ammon, and Absalom
David put his trust strong in the Lord during these times. David knew that God was his shield. Even though David brought a lot of his troubles, he continuously sought the Lord. The treachery of his son Absalom haunted David. Even in the midst of all of David’s problems, he knew that the Lord would lift his head.
We must take a lesson from David to know that in times like these we must lift our eyes in prayer. In Psalms 3:4, David cried unto the Lord with his voice and was heard from by the Lord of heaven.