Psalm 57:2 says, "I cry out to God Most High, to God
who fulfills His purpose for me."
David was a man after God's own heart. David loved God and followed Him. From a young age, David was called and annointed by God to be king of Israel...one day. But David's life was also marked with many trials and hardships, betrayals, persecutions, and so much pain.
How easy is it to think that if you obey God, follow His Word and ways, then all should go well with you. I have fallen prey to the lie that if I experience trials, pains, or hardships, then I have done something to upset God, I am outside of His will, or God's mad at me! How far from the truth could this be!
David was annointed king at a young age, but wasn't appointed to the throne until he was 30 years old! The wait was long, but God used that great period of time to mold and shape him into the man that would follow after Him and rule over Israel for 40 years. Yes, it was the trials that David experienced and God allowed, that propelled and prepared him for the great purpose God had for him!
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
God's promise of Psalm 57:2 that David claimed is true for you too! Keep your eyes focused on heart set on El Elyon, God Most High, and cry out to him in prayer, praise, and petitions for anything that you need, and He will fulfill His purpose for you. The path you journey on may be marked with ups and downs, but be encouraged that there is a purpose in it all. How you look, act, and think will be transformed in the most beautiful way that all you will be able to do is praise God all the more for His mercy, love and faithfulness!