‘I will bless Yehovah at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth’ Psalm 34:1 (NKJV)
The Bible says that Psalm 34 was written by David, when he was forced to act like a madman to save his own life! When David fled from King Saul, he fell into the hands of King Achish, who was told what a strong warrior David was. Fearing that the King would kill him, David faked insanity, scratching and dribbling until he was sent away (see 1 Samuel 21, 22). ?And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him. So he became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him? (1 Samuel 22:2). That doesn’t sound like a great group to lead! Yet despite all these difficult circumstances, David chose to bless and praise Yehovah whatever situation he was in, and whatever he felt like. No matter what sort of people were around him, and whether he was in danger, or in hiding, he continually chose to make Yehovah his focus, and to worship. We often make excuses when times are hard, stressful or busy, yet if we follow David’s lead, and put Yehovah first, then you will be able to cope with the rest of your life. David continues, ‘I sought Yehovah, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed’ (Psalm 34:4-5). The same applies to you, today. Even if you are in the hardest of circumstances, Yehovah longs to be there with you. If you can turn your eyes to Him, you will find that your face too, will be radiant.