Our Strength — Part 2
Like Nehemiah, David is another Old Testament character who found his strength in the Lord. When you read about the life of David, you quickly see that he did not have an easy life. From the time he was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next king in Israel, until he died, there was one problem and difficulty after another. Family problems, running for his life from king Saul, wars with his enemies, domestic struggles, friends and people he trusted letting him down, and on and on.
But amidst it all, David found his strength in the Lord. In his song of thanksgiving, near the end of his life, he could recount the goodness of the Lord and say, “God is my strength and power: and He maketh my way perfect … . For Thou hast girded me with strength” (2 Samuel 22:33, 40). Often in the Psalms, which he no doubt wrote during many of those difficult times, he refers to the strength he experienced from the Lord. For example: “The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
We, too, can experience that same strength to meet the daily round of life and the special trials and tests that the Lord allows to keep us dependent on Himself.