Paul’s words, quoting David, are a reminder that the same opportunity for restored happiness that was given to David is also available to us.
A fortress could save a person, rescue a nation, and help the beleaguered overcome great odds. David knew from personal experience that God did all of those things.
God does not want us to remain who we naturally are. He wants the position of our heart moved. He wants it shifted to the right.
When negative thoughts arise, let reflection on the love of the Lord Jesus Christ sweep them away!
Jesus desires our spiritual success so much that he gave his life for us. He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.
God has given us Christ, and we have hope, knowing we can meet God in a place of mercy.
David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13: 22). He saw more as God does.
We may feel daunted by the obstacles before us. We may feel unqualified to do the tasks in front of us. We may think that there are others who would do them better.
Why were their eyes prevented from recognizing Jesus?
We are a product of Jesus’s ministry. But how do we feel about ourselves?