Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from Psalm 3-4; 13; 28; 55.
“Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the sound of my pleading. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.” Psalm 28:6-7, CSB
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22, CSB
Have you ever hung your head down towards the ground in despair? David found that God was the one who could lift up his head (Psalm 3:3). Have you ever wanted to lie down and not wake up? David found that he could lie down, sleep, and wake up because the Lord was sustaining him (Psalm 3:5). Have you ever felt numb and lifeless even though you continued to breath? Have you ever walked through a season of life where the light left your eyes?
We have all had situations and seasons that we wished we could escape. We can all identify with the Psalms found in today’s readings. As with many Psalms that were written by David, these were written in the midst of suffering. David’s own son had forces and armies trying to drive him out of Jerusalem. When David felt fear that made him tremble and horror that was overwhelming, he cried out to God (Psalm 55:4-5). David found that the Lord was the one who heard His cries even when others were not there to help (Psalm 4:4). He found that, even in the midst of trying times, God was able to put more joy into his heart (Psalm 4:7).
Cast your burdens on the Lord today. Use these Psalms to cry out to God if you are currently experiencing an attack, suffering, or despair. Use them to cry out to God for someone else who might be in a season of suffering.