Grace Communion Church – Leaping Walls

With the unique and sure hope we have as Christians, we should be the most positive, warm, outgoing and joyful people anyone could ever meet.

But unfortunately we live in a fallen world which presents us with all kinds of challenges. Some we can handle with no real problem, some we find more difficult and some can seem overwhelming even when we know God is for us. ( Rom 8. 31 )

But one of the greatest examples in the bible, the shepherd boy who became a King, David, should be an inspiration to us in times of trouble.

2 Samuel 22 is David’s song of thanksgiving to God after he had been delivered from all his enemies, including King Saul. ( v.1 ) In v. 30 David says with God he can leap over a wall, which is good advice for us.

What walls do we face? The walls of Doubt, of Discouragement , of Resentment, of Bitterness, Loneliness, Sickness, Depression, Fear, Anxiety, Helplessness, Fatigue, Dread, and Mental distress. All a part of living in this world today, all challenges which can make us feel drained and exhausted.

But study David’s life in the bible and we see he faced constant challenges and difficulties, and most of the time his faith and belief in God was very strong and he did many things right. But sometimes he lost focus, his faith and belief were weak and he made mistakes which put him, and even on occasion, the nation of Israel in a serious situation.

Can’t we see ourselves in David at times? Sometimes strong and full of faith, sometimes weak and afraid. ( Romans 7. 14 – 25 )

But with God’s help we can leap over every wall that blocks our way, however high or difficult it seems. In some cases God may help us leap the wall by getting professional medical help for some conditions we face.

But when the wall seems high and our faith seems low, remember Philippians 1. 6,

that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion…, 

whatever we may feel, there is no wall too high for God.

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