• Psalm 56
  • Psalm 34
  • 1 Samuel 22:1-23
  • Psalm 52
  • 1 Samuel 23:1-29
  • Psalm 63

There is a video on an internet video provider of a young girl of about 5 or 6 years of age, dancing on the bathroom counter in front of the mirror, proclaiming positive affirmations to herself before she gets going in her day. She riles herself up to conquer the day with assurances of how great the day will be. The video goes viral every few years, and I wonder if we all long to have that confidence in our own abilities in this world. We want to know the day will go well; we want to prepare ourselves to conquer whatever comes our way.

This series of passages from David’s life reminds me of this girl. Or rather, this girl reminds me of David. Intermingled with his psalms, the passages from 1 Samuel share with us what likely was happening in the swirl around him as he penned declarations of God’s faithfulness against enemies, his blessing of the Lord, and the joy that comes from seeking the Lord. David’s psalmic proclamations of positivity framed his thinking as he faced a persistent foe.

Like the girl, we can begin our day knowing the faithfulness of God. We can declare out loud His deliverance. And we can know with certainty the joy in seeking Him is ours.

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