FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019
TOPIC: HELP FROM GOD
TEXT: Psalms 102:1-12
KEY VERSE: “Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily” – (Psalms 102:2).
Life for the Christian is a running battle with many conflicts. However, the beautiful side of this narrative is that the God of heaven secures the trusting Christian victories in all the conflicts.
The life and experiences of David exemplifies this fact as he fought hundreds of battles without defeat. Our text reveals the natural response and prayer of an afflicted believer overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. To ask the Lord to draw near and answer his prayer speedily is a commendable thing a trusting soul should do. This shows the level of confidence, love and fellowship that existed in the relationship, which produced this boldness in a critical time as this.
The experiences of believers today who show despair in the face of life’s challenges reveal that they do not have a meaningful relationship with the Lord that can inspire absolute trust and confidence in Him. As such, many turn to self-help or embrace ungodly alternatives, instead of praying and exercising personal faith in the Lord for victory. The truth is that these never find permanent solutions to their problems.
How we need to live and maintain transparent and holy lives as warranty for the release of needed help from the throne of grace. The Psalmist knew that there was enduring mercy with our God. Hence his remarks, “But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations” (Psalm 102:12). We must be absolutely positive in our prayer and relationship with God. This is the best way to relate with our God as believers. Yes, they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
When my soul is overwhelmed within me, I will run to the Rock of my salvation.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Source: Deeper Life Bible Church