The Many Faces of God

I just started a reading through the Daily Message Bible reading plan for the year. Today’s reading included  Psalm 3.  In this psalm King David was being chased for his life by his son, Absalom.  (Can you even imagine?) During his escape, King David cried out to the God of many faces, HELP!

 God! Look! Enemies past counting!

Enemies sprouting like mushrooms, 

 Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery:

 “Hah! No help for him from God!”

But you, God, shield me on all sides;

You ground my feet, you lift my head high; 

 With all my might I shout up to God,

His answers thunder from the holy mountain.

 I stretch myself out. I sleep.

 Then I’m up again-rested, tall and steady,

  Fearless before the enemy mobs coming at me from all sides.

Up, God! My God, help me! Slap their faces,

 First this cheek, then the other, Your fist hard in their teeth!

Real help comes from God. Your blessing clothes your people!

~Psalm 3 from The Message Bible

In reflecting upon this psalm I saw the many faces of  God’s helping presence.  He came to David as his protector, encourager, avenger, comforter, and even clother.  (Who need’s Macy’s when we have the wardrobe of heaven available from the King of Kings Himself?)

As King David found out, God is your ever-present HELP in your time of need.  Thank you Lord!  May the eyes of your heart be enlightened today in your times of need to the many faces of God.  He IS everything you need for every moment you face.

-The Quilted Poetess

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