Not So Many Anymore

I have enjoyed for years Psalm chapter three. There is a change of mind that we can easily see happen to David. He starts off at first in this Psalm speaking to God about how many people there are against him. He says in verse 1, “LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me.” How often do we go to God like this? We start off by going to God and listing out how many problems we have. This may be people who are against you or just may be the problems you face for the week. We look at our problems and say, “Look, how many!” David says again in verse 2, “Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God.” David is obviously focused on the size of his problem at this time and the voices are rising in his head echoing defeat. Then, we see David taking these “many” problems to the Lord and say in verse 3, “But, thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” In verses 3 through 5 you can see David calling upon the Lord in the midst of counting his troubles and he eventually finds rest and lays down to sleep peacefully. When he woke up from his rest he said in verse 6, “I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people,  that have set themselves against me round about.” I love that old saying that goes something like this, “Don’t focus on the size of your problems but on the size of your God.” When we are faced with “many” troubles then let us take it to the Lord by faith and rest in Him. He will give us the same grace that day that will be sufficient for us, our troubles won’t seem as so many anymore and we too will be able to say, “I will not be afraid.” Let your many problems drive you in prayer to your shield…The Lord of glory! He will lift up your head and you will be able to face your problems by having your confidence in Him.