For some people, you may only feel that way when a great tragedy strikes; when you get a terrible diagnosis, when a spouse leaves, when you have more month than money. For some people, it is more subtle, when you can’t hear God’s answers, when you’re tortured by your past, or when things just aren’t going your way and it seems like the world has it in for you. David, in Psalm 118:17, literally thought he was going to die. Saul was trying to kill him. After he was king, his own son tried to kill him. He had to run and hide, even though he knew he was destined to be king. He also probably thought he was going to die when Nathan called him out for killing Uriah and getting Bathsheba pregnant (God used to strike people dead for that kind of stuff). David probably thought he would not live when his first child with Bathsheba died as a result of his sin. But, in spite of it all, David lived.
Not only did David live and become king, but the King of Kings is in his lineage. Not only did he have another son with Bathsheba, but that son built God’s Temple and was the wisest man ever to live. Even with his somewhat tawdry past, David was called, “a man after God’s own heart.” So, after all of these life events, David could exclaim, “I didn't die. I lived! And now, I'm telling the world what God did” (Psalm 118:17 MSG). We can do the same thing. Even if your issues aren’t as big as David’s or even if they aren’t what others would consider big issues. Every time, you make it through, it assures you that the next time you face a challenge, you shall live and not die. So, you can tell the world what God has done for you! Ms. EV