LET us take note. God was in all David’s thinking. Many men send out distress signals to God as they are driven by a wild sea towards a rocky shore. Few seek Him as they come gently into harbour under a blue sky. The dangers of blue skies are often greater to the believer than the stresses of the storm. It is instinctive to cry for help when human powers fail, but easier still to let go of the Lord’s hand when all is well. David has set down his thought on these things, a confession and the divine response given under the sweet influence of the Holy Spirit.
David: “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.”
God: “I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalm 32:7,8)
HARRY TENNANT, The Man David, page 91.
32Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
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