wORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

JUNE 17, 2021

Scripture

 

“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress.” Psalm 107:28

 

Reflections

 

Each of us have or will face times when we need desperately the redeeming hand of God.

 

Psalm 107 gives us a great model for what to do when we are living in difficult chapters.  First, we recognize the situation we are in.  We do not smooth over it, pretending it doesn’t exist.  We name if for what it is.  The second thing is to cry out to God and tell God what we need.  God is our source of help.  When we turn to anything else, we are making it a false god.  The third thing is to accept the deliverance that God brings.  God does bring deliverance.  It will not always be on our timeline.  Yet, it does come.  Learn to be at peace with it.  The fourth thing is to give thanks to God.  God deserves our thanks, for he alone is our rescuer.

 

Are you going through a time of trial right now?  Have you been honest with yourself, naming what you truly need, not just what you think you need?  Have you lifted it up to God in prayer?  Have you turned to God as your source of deliverance?  Are you at peace with God delivering in his way and in his time?  Have you let go of your trials and released them to God, knowing that you cannot control everything?  Although the deliverance may not have already taken place, can you give thanks to God in advance for what you know he will do?

 

Prayer

 

Lord God, thank you for being my source of help in time of trouble.  Grant me the faith and strength to turn to you.  Thank you for the deliverance you bring.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Full ReadingPsalm 107:1-3, 23-32

 

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