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David faced extreme highs and lows throughout his life. He experienced times of closeness with God that led to victories, and at times he stumbled, going his own way. Yet one constant in his life was his sacred song for God. Even in his psalms of brokenness, he had praise in his heart for God: “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19).

Read 2 Samuel 22. This psalm of praise is often referred to as the Song of David. In this banner song for a true champion, David reflects on the power and goodness of Almighty God. David begins his praise with, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer” (v. 2). We can visualize David reflecting on the numerous times he sought refuge and shelter in the loving arms of his heavenly Father. He faced countless life-threatening and life-altering storms in his life, yet God was always there for him.

When you face valleys in your life, never forget that God is infinitely mightier than your problems and that He is watching over you. No matter how desperate your circumstances may seem, God is sheltering you and protecting you. He is upholding you and empowering you.

Prayer: God, help me to always have a sacred song of praise for You, no matter what circumstances I find myself in. Thank You for Your faithfulness. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!” (2 Samuel 22:47).

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Dr. Michael Youssef

Michael Youssef, Ph.D., është themeluesi dhe presidenti i organizatës Rruga me Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef u lind në Egjipt, jetoi në Liban dhe Australi para se të vinte në Shtetet e Bashkuara. Në vitin 1984, ai përmbushi një ëndërr të fëmijërisë për t’u bërë një qytetar amerikan. Ai ka diploma nga kolegji Moore në Sidney, Australi dhe nga Seminari teologjik Fuller në Kaliforni. Në 1984, ai mori dhe doktoraturën në antropologjinë sociale nga universiteti Emory. Ai është autori i më shumë se 29 librave, përfshirë këtu edhe Ana e verbër: Zaptimet radikale islamike. Ai dhe gruaja e tij banojnë në Atlanta dhe kanë 4 fëmijë të rritur dhe 7 nipër e mbesa.

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