Prayers in the Pit

What is your prayer when you are in the pit?

David was anointed king at 16. He had slain a giant. He had lived in the palace. He was best friend to the King’s son and he was the king’s son-in-law. He was respected and renown in Israel. Women even sang songs about him.

But after all of his fame, after experiencing so much success, David found himself in the desert of Judah, running from a man he had faithfully served – his mentor, his father-in-law, his king.

But David while in the desert cried out for God. He decided to glorify God in the desert. He decided no matter what his circumstance, he would be satisfied with God and God alone.

Do you find yourself in the desert today? Set your eyes on Jesus. Behold the majesty of His glory. Find your contentment in Jesus. Let His goodness satisfy you. Let His love and acceptance comfort you and bring you peace in the desert. Like David, praise him with singing lips. Your desert days are temporary but His goodness and majesty are for a lifetime.

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. (‭Psalm‬ ‭63‬:‭2-5‬ NIV)