Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, my tongue rejoices, my body will rest secure. Psalm 16:8-9
David’s life is filled with conflict, tragedy, and disappointment. Yet, His hope remained steadfast in God. Within these verses we find the Psalmist’s secret behind his positive attitude. Even in those scriptures where David’s heart wearied of Saul’s pursuit, when his heart ached because his children rebelled, David worked through his grief and doubt because his hope rested in the Lord.
To move from the prison of negativity, the Christian must first be cognizant of the Lord. We can only do that through diligent prayer and Bible reading. In order to know a person,
we must spend time with them. As we grow to know God more, we realize he cares for every aspect of our lives. When we remember His great love for us, we then are able to surrender to His sovereignty and to be grateful for His many blessings.
When the Lord encompasses everything we say, do, and think, we are bolstered. He is above, below, behind, forward and on both sides of us. He shelters us and protects us from Satan’s attempts to discourage us.
With the Lord’s buffeting presence, Satan’s darts fall quickly to the ground. We may see them, hear them or even taste their acidity, His negativity cannot penetrate God’s shield of Love.
Within the security of God’s abiding presence, the heart is pumped and our days are filled with reminders of good things. We share these with those we encounter.
In this process our spirits soar and our body, though ravaged, is buoyed and strengthened for whatever life throws our way.