Yes, You Could Die.

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident. –Psalm 27:1-3

David knew things in his life that some of us can only imagine. He knew the feeling of literally being chased down by a murderous king. He knew the bloody violence of primitive hand-to-hand combat. Yet, he had confidence in the Lord. I often wonder if he ever just wanted to go back to being a simple shepherd boy?

Against the backdrop of his life, I find my own faith, as rich as it is, to be entirely lacking. Faith seems to me, to be something that rises to the need. It’s one thing to trust in the Lord from the safety of home, or security of the known, but venturing out to battle is an entirely different proposition. Traveling in an airplane is something quite different than jumping out of one, just as walking on water is different than watching boats from the safety of the shore.

The real adventure of faith comes with an element of danger.
Yes, you could die.

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One thought on “Yes, You Could Die.

  1. And here is what it will look like: You will have absolutely no control. Whether you asked for the trouble to come or whether it just came to you without you asking, it will come and when it does, when you are face to face with it, for the first time in your life you will be trully afraid, you will be angry, you will wonder what God is up to, and why He isnt stopping it. At times you will beg, plead, and scream at God to stop it, and at other times He will bring you a peace beyond your understanding. It will come to your children, you wife or husband, it will come to the people who are most dear to you, this will be the hardest, when it hits the people you hold dearest. The impact that it makes on your soul will stay with you until the end of your life. And like David you will simply just have to endure and wait on God. Did I make it sound easy? Oh it is not. But God is sovereign, and He will do as He pleases. We love Him.

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