When our Troubles are Overwhelming

Psalm 34  (NIV1984)

6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord  encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers  them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. 9 Fear the Lord, you his saints,  for those who fear him lack nothing. 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace  and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; 16 the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. 22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

     God met me today with these words as I faced  some personal overwhelming troubles of my own. One thing that is so awesome about God is that He does not just leave us where we are, in the mess that we have made, and tell us to deal with it. He is so faithful and so good all of the time and He cares for us no matter what we are facing. Your troubles might be in the area of relationships, health, loss or perhaps something else. No matter what you are facing, GOD IS BIGGER!
     Will you join with me today in praying this Psalm back to God like a prayer? Will you join me today in believing what God says when He promises that He will deal with ALL of our troubles? I know that nothing that I am facing today is bigger than my God. Do you believe that too? Praise God today for all that He has done and all that He is doing in your life. Praise God for  your growth as you go through this trial or difficulty, and join me in looking to our Lord for the strength we will need to face today. He will provide it if we will ask Him for it. He is with us when our troubles are overwhelming.

 

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1 response to When our Troubles are Overwhelming


  1. Kelly Martinez

    Praising through our trials is the toughest thing to do, but I have found this way of faith to bring the most joy and peace of Christ in the greatest of storms. Thanks for reminding me! :)