in the world today there are many chains that bind people. chains both big and small. some are seen. some are not. some are eventually broken after a season or a well fought battle. some are not. i have had many battles in my life. some won. some lost.
another man that i have read about and read many of writings experienced many battles and troubled times as well. most of you know him as david. he was a mighty king, great worshipper, and an example to many. but david lost battles as well. but one thing that he realized is that worship was greater than himself. that God was greater than his situation that he was in.
psalm 63: 1-4
1. oh God, you are my God. earnstly i seek you; my soul thrists for you, my body longs for you in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.
2. i have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
3. because your love is better than life my lips will glorify you.
4. i will praise you as long as i live, and in your name i will lift up my hands.
david wrote this why he was in the desert of judah. and it is quite possible that he was there because he was fleeing from his own son absalom who was trying to take over his throne. his own son was after his life. he was king in a desert. in a hiding fearing for his life. YET he danced through his circumstance.
most of us know the story of job. but i will give you a run down. in a matter of hours job lost every worldy thing that he had besides his wife. the bible says that he was one of the richest men in the world. his messengers ran to him telling him of his cattle, camel, and sheep were stolen or destroyed. a mighty wind killed of his sons and daughters and he was struck with an awful illness. God gave the devil complete reign on jobs life. to test job. to test his faithfulness and trust in God. when jobs friends and own wife asked him to curse God. so that God would take his life; jobs response was, " THOUGH HE SLAY ME, YET WILL I TRUST HIM." job had the concept that he was going to dance through his circumstance. no matter what came his way. God was still worthy of all his praise.
i pray for the heart of david and job. i pray that i have so much faith and trust in God that no matter what the devil or this world throws at me i lean on the fact. that GREATER is he and is in me, than that is this world.
and i pray that no matter what you are going through and you DANCE THROUGH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE!