As I was reading in 2 Samuel today, I came across a song of David near the end of his life.
David, the mighty warrior King, almost got taken out in a battle and his men made him move from the front lines.
He was older and this one who toppled a giant as a boy, who eluded the murderous King Saul; the one who slayed by the tens of thousands and led his people to victory time and again, almost got taken down by one lone soldier of the enemy.
It is inevitable.
Although it may seem we are alone in it, even the young people we envy for their vigor and varicose-lacking legs are aging right along with us.
We get older and we get tired.
But these days, even the young are tired.
These “unprecedented” times have take a toll on our fellow humans the past year or so.
Today as I read the song David wrote to God, even as he accepted the writing on the wall regarding the coming years for him, I felt compelled to write down some of the lines in my journal to reenforce them in my mind and soul today.
Later a text from a dear friend prompted me to share these powerful words with her to encourage her and I decided maybe you need them too.
So here they are straight from The Message.
God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him. When I cleaned up my act, He gave me a fresh start.
Indeed I have kept alert to God’s ways; I haven’t taken God for granted.
Every day I review the ways He works.
I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes.2 Samuel 22:21-25
Suddenly, God, Your light floods my path. God drives out the darkness.
I smash the bands of marauders.
I vault high fences.
What a God!
His road stretches straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward Him makes it.2 Samuel 22: 29-31
I want to linger here a while.
I want to go back over those words and compare them with different translations and do a little digging.
Will you come back tomorrow and join me?
While you wait, maybe you could do some exploring on your own and see what you come up with.
I would love to hear <3