One of the most heartbreaking situations a parent can deal with is a rebellious child.  King David wrote Psalm 3 when he fled from Absalom his son.  This account is recorded in 11 Samuel 15:13-16.  David’s own son rebelled and stole the hearts of the men of Israel away from David.  As Absalom gathered an army of thousands to pursue his father, David fled, and while on the run, he wrote Psalm 3.  He left us with the theme, “When pressures and trials increase, God is faithful to protect, sustain, and save us out of all our tribulations.”

Does it sometimes seem like “Everything goes wrong at once!”?  Has it ever happened to you when you could least afford it, you got sick, necessitating an expensive trip to the doctor, on the -OVER-
way your broke down, and when you arrived home you found that one of your children had spilled a pitcher of grape juice all over your newly cleaned rug?  You might be tempted to scream, “”Lord, how are they increased that trouble me!…(Psalm 3)
Imagine the terrible torment David felt, knowing his own beloved son had turned against him.  But for one who knows God and the power of prayer, there is a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).  Don’t let problems overwhelm you; stay in the Word and in prayer, and be overwhelmed with God’s presence!        -Marilyn HIckey
Psalm 3  (NIV)
O Lord, how many are my foes?  How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him”
But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up mu head.
To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.
I lie down and sleep;  I wake again, because the Lord sustains me
I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.
Arise, O Lord!  Deliver me, O my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;  break the teeth of the wicked.
From the Lord come deliverance  May your blessing be on your people.

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