God’s Constellation of Faithfulness
In 2 Samuel 22, David praises God for the military victories he had achieved. He says in verses 5-7,
“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
“For the waves of death encompassed me,
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
the cords of Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me.
“In my distress I called upon the Lord;
to my God I called.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry came to his ears.”
God hears David’s call and responds (v. 17-20):
“He sent from on high, he took me;
he drew me out of many waters.
He rescued me from my strong enemy,
from those who hated me,
for they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.”
What about you? What events in your life can you look back on and say “I called upon God and He rescued me”? In my own life, I’ve found that, by reflecting on the many ways God has shown his faithfulness to me in the past, my faith is strengthened and I grow in trusting that God will continue to be faithful to me in the future.
When I was in high school, my friend and I used a crafting project to help us remember God’s faithfulness. We cut out stars from card-stock and wrote down moments from our lives where we had seen God’s faithfulness to us. As we gathered more and more God sightings, we created a constellation of stars that we could look at and remember Gods faithfulness.
What about this time of quarantine? Is this a time in which we’re calling upon the Lord and depending on his rescue? I hope and pray that, both as individuals and as a church, we can look back on this pandemic as a time when the Lord was our support (v. 19).