I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you. You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help (Psalm 22:22-24).
Thank you…in advance.
This isn’t an “if” statement. David is not negotiating here. There is no, “God, if you do this for me, I will…”
The kind of weak promise I may or may not have made a thousand times.
No, David spoke as if he knew, from the bottom of his being, that God would rescue and restore him.
Because he did
Beloved, consider your yuck today. Look squarely in the face of whatever is grieving and afflicting you. Then, look beyond it to the God who will deliver you as surely as morning follows night. Praise him, loud and clear, for what he will accomplish in and through and for you.
Because he will do it, Beloved.