Trials and hardships are a part of every life, and the Christian life is no different. In Psalm 3, however, King David modeled genuine faith amidst severe persecution when he placed his trust in the truth of God’s character. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds us to seek refuge in God’s presence and protection. Confronting suffering in this way points the world to a Savior who is infinitely trustworthy and valuable regardless of our circumstances.
1O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2many are saying of my soul,
there is no salvation for him in God. Selah1
3But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
Copyright © 2021, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.