I have been in Walmart on occasions where they page a parent to come and pick up X child at the information desk who somehow had become lost from the parent. Poor little things are crying and in a panic because they think that maybe their mommy or daddy have gone and left them………you can see the look of joy and relief on their little faces when they spot their parent coming to get them. Sheer bliss !.
Feeling isolated, alone and lost with nowhere to turn is definately not a nice feeling. When this is coupled with a sense of desperation one can only imagine the panick and hopelessness that engulfs you. If you find yourself in this situation who do you page ? who will come to rescue you ?.
A friend of mine had mentioned something she read or heard (can’t remember exactly) about Psalm 3. A passage David wrote while he was on the run ‘again’ this time from his son Absalom.
1 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him
I can only imagine how David was maybe feeling, betrayed, angry, alone and probably in disbelief that people who once thought so highly of him would now turn on him. What was worse they said God was not with him……..that must have been very painful. As the passage goes on. David cries out and he hope or wonders if his father has heard the page.
As you read on we see that Davids hope is restored as he realises God has never left him, just like that child in Walmart he realises his dad did not forget him but was there all along.
4 I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain
5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me