Will You Prove Them Wrong

Psalm 142 1-7 “I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.”

Text Psalm 142:4 “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”

Wrongly accused, David was driven from the courts of King Saul, only to become a refugee in the cave of Adullam. Overcome by the adversities of life, David sought the aid of human comfort; a search that he deemed to be unprofitable. “No man cared for my soul.” In the moment of despondency, David said, “No one seeks to help me; they only want to hurt me!” If Barnabas had been there, he would have proved him wrong. Multitudes were impoverished because of the persecution in Jerusalem; he sold his land and gave the money to feed the poor. His name means, “The son of consolation” (Acts 4:36-37).  If Samuel had been there, he would have lifted David up to the Lord in prayer. Speaking to a nation that had rejected his leadership, Samuel said, “Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you” (I Samuel 12:23). If John the Baptist had been there he would have pointed David to the Saviour; “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Seated in the cave of Adullam; covered by the darkness of adversity, David felt like no one wanted to help. But, David was not alone! There are multitudes of people that you see and talk with everyday that feel the same way! They’re in need of provisions, in need of prayer, and in need of someone that will point them to the Saviour. The cry of their heart is; “no man cared for my soul.” Like Barnabas, Samuel, and John the Baptist; “Will you prove them wrong?”