Monday 16 August, 2021

A short psalm that says much about how David handles difficult situations.  He firstly cries out to God for mercy then states his trust in God and reliance upon what God has already promised.  It also shows us how much God loves us and is mindful of our circumstances – each tear is collected and recorded. It is important to note that David also offers a sacrifice of thanks to God for his help in rescuing him.

This psalm is a fear crusher! By the end of this psalm David is in a different place. He begins in anguish and ends in praise and walking in God’s presence.  This is such a timely passage for us.  We may not be physically surrounded by our enemies but many of us feel encroached upon from being in lockdown for weeks.   There’s no better time to cry out to God and trust him – “I trust in God so why should I be afraid?”  Time to recall and take heart in the promises of God.  God can be trusted!

Thank you Lord, that you record all our sorrows, that you are mindful of what is going on in our lives.  Thank you Lord, that we can place our trust in you and that you are on our side.  Thank you for rescuing me! Amen

Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods

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