Lord, how my foes increase!
There are many who attack me.
Many say about me,
“There’s is no help for him in God.”
But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, and the One
Who lifts up my head.
I cry out to the Lord
and He answers me
from His holy mountain. Psalm 3:1-4
David acknowledges the trouble
David turns to the truth.
I think this is the main reason I’m drawn to the Psalms. It’s this acknowledge and turn sequence in David’s actions, this honest posture of David’s heart that encourages me over and over. It’s a reminder of what authentic faith journeys and authentic relationships look like, not perfect, not pain-free, not without conflict, but a life-long lesson on how to trust even when we go through seasons and situations that threaten to consume us or fill us with hopelessness. David reminds us to bring it all to the foot of the cross, to hold on through the dark, and to keep going through the valley.
Acknowledge and turn, acknowledge and turn, acknowledge and turn