My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
Perhaps one of the easiest things to do when tragedy strikes is to give up hope and turn away from your faith. If you’ve lived a righteous life and something horrible happens you may wonder what good is your righteousness. In fact, some have fallen away from their faith simply because misfortune fell at their doorstep.
Today’s passage reminds us that when David was under attack by ungodly foes, he held firmly to his faith and kept his feet on God’s righteous path. Often times, he would call out to God and speak the words of today’s passage as if to remind God of his steadfast righteousness. If David could do this, then surely I can do the same when misfortune comes my way.
If you are struggling with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia, remember the words of King David. Hold firm to your faith, continue on the righteous path, and stay connected to the only One in whom you can take refuge. God will protect you, cover you with His wings of grace, and give you refuge because He loves you dearly. Hold to His path, call out to Him for help, and continue to abide in Him. If you can faithfully do as David did, you will follow in the faithful footsteps of a man after God’s own heart. Hold to His path today!