Sept 13 Even in trials…

quote-2093509_640Father, whenever I experience trouble let me be like David is here.  He is being hunted for his life, yet his words vacillate between his trouble, his faith in You, and praise for You.  He has not forgotten the trial, but his focus is more on You than it.

Lord, there are times when I too cry out for Your mercy and “take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.”  There, I know I am safe from any and every trouble that befalls me.  You cover me from any danger with Your wings that offer complete and absolute protection.  I know I can trust in Your limitless strength and care.

Father, You already know the difficulties I face.  You see everything.  No one is out to kill me as was David’s case.  But I face problems just living with people because we are all so imperfect and hard to get along with.  I face trials that come with change.  Even when it is a good thing, it can be difficult to cope with change.

And right now the entire world is still reeling from the impact the corona virus is having.  It has brought illness and death to so many with the financial and emotional suffering that causes.  And the job loss and isolation have been devastating to so many.  In the midst of this, our country is filled with political division, racial disunity and terrible abuses of authority and power.

I also have internal struggles: feelings that war within me against what I know is right and just.  And I deal with unmet expectations and unfulfilled hopes.  Some struggles are more upsetting because they are far beyond my ability to affect, like what’s happening in my nation or the world.

But all these things are in Your handsNone of them are beyond your help and influence.  No matter the enemy, no matter the plot they have set against me, ”my heart is steadfast” in You.  So like David, I can pray.  “I will sing and make music” and praise You. 

I praise You that there is no other power above You.  I praise You for being Sovereign in all things.  I praise You that nothing can thwart the plans You have

Father, You are the Lord Most High.  There is nothing that can outdo, out power or outlast You.  There is no one as faithful as You.  So I choose to put my focus on You.  I praise and thank You with every breath I take.

I choose to breathe in Your peace, Your comfort, Your wisdom, Your love.  And I breathe out praises and thanks to the One: Majestic in Holiness, Awesome in Glory, Highly Exalted, my God and my King.  Amen

Psalm 57:1-11

4 thoughts on “Sept 13 Even in trials…

  1. I raise a Hallelujah! I did exactly this this week when I was feeling defeated. Rest with elevation, Ice and a check with a dr to be sure nothing is broken or needs a compression bandage so you don’t make it worse!

    Do you know this song?? Powerful to lift your spirit 🙂

    I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies
    I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief
    I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody
    I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

    I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
    Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar
    Up from the ashes, hope will arise
    Death is defeated, the King is alive!

    I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
    I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
    I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
    I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!

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