Bible verse of the day: Old Testament scripture promises victory and ‘hiding place’ with God

Bible verse of the day: Old Testament scripture promises victory and ‘hiding place’ with God

For you are my hiding spot; you protect me against trouble. You surround me with songs of victory” (Psalm 32:7).

While this verse may be comforting, the faithful today understand that life is complex and requires every ounce of strength and every best effort to navigate its challenges. How can mere humans feel hopeful, let alone victorious, when it gets hard?

To fully understand this Bible verse and its promises, you need to understand who the author is — David — and who he was.

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David is one of the most referenced people in the Bible, with 66 chapters dedicated to him, according to Biblestudytools.com. David, a young shepherd, is first recognized as a musician, and then by defeating Goliath, a giant champion.” The same website also states that David was a young shepherd.

Scripture details David's adventure-filled life; he started out as a shepherd and became a king, according to Biblestudytools.org.

According to Biblestudytools.org, Scripture describes David’s adventurous life. He started as a shepherd before becoming a king.
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King Saul, and a friend of Saul’s son, Jonathan, “begin to favor David” — but Saul turns on David after becoming troubled that he is seeking the throne.

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After Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle, David is chosen as the new king.

“Foreign armies attacked David, but God provided safety again and again. “

“David then captures Jerusalem, bringing the Ark of the Covenant into the city, and securing the kingdom founded by Saul,” says Biblestudytools.org.

David, though imperfect and human, was still watched over by God.

Pastor Bradley of Seattle encourages people today to ponder,

Pastor Bradley of Seattle encourages people to ask the question, “How has God intervened with his power, goodness, and grace in your life?”
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“David engages in adultery with Bathsheba, driving him to order the death of her husband Uriah the Hittite,” Biblestudytools.org adds.

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David escapes Jerusalem during the revolt of his third son, Absalom — but after Absalom’s death, he returns to rule Israel.

“God is an ever-present help in trouble, and he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

While these are only snapshots from David’s long and adventurous life, they illustrate God’s unwavering protection and care, says one American faith leader.

While King Saul repeatedly tried to kill David, “God repeatedly protected David,” Jesse Bradley, pastor of Grace Community Church in Seattle, Washington, told Fox News Digital via email.

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“Foreign armies attacked David, but God provided safety again and again,” he added.

Goliath tried “intimidate, destroy David,” he said. But God “brought victory in that legendary battle.” “

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“You can always turn towards God,” Pastor Jesse Bradley, Grace Community Church in Seattle, Washington, said.
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Pastor Bradley encourages people today to ponder, “How has God intervened in your life with his power, goodness and grace? “

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He said, “You can always turn to God. I was a professional soccer player before an illness ended my career. I was fighting for my life for a year, and it took 10 years to fully recover. During this “tragedy,” Bradley said, “I learned to seek God, pour my heart out to God, and give him my burdens. “

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He continued, “The God of all comfort is with you. The lifter of your head will listen. God is a constant help in trouble and he will never leave or forsake your side.

Deirdre is a senior editor in lifestyle at Fox News Digital.
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