I don’t know if King David ever endured an actual storm from mother nature. But it’s obvious from reading the Bible that his life was filled with many personal storms. For starters, his brothers disliked him. Additionally, a jealous King Saul tried to kill him on more than one occasion. His own son Absalom attempted a coup against David’s throne.
Psalms of consolation
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
“For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden His face from Him; but when he cried to Him, He heard.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry; He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.”
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.”Psalm 56:3-4 – “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
“You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.”
“You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.”
“Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”
“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge…”
“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”
Psalm 119:50, 52
“This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life. I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.”
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
In conclusion, I pray these psalms of comfort uplift your spirit in whatever storm you are experiencing. You may have lost everything but God knows. More importantly He cares for you. Even in the dark times of life you have someone to turn to to find peace and rest for your soul.