How are you doing today? Do you ever feel alone? Are you exhausted from fighting the same battles every day? Is it true that they only hear themselves and not you? Do you feel unappreciated? Are you in poor health and worried about what will happen next? Have you recently lost a loved one? Did you have a bad argument with your parent or, more likely, with your spouse? Has someone wronged you? Have you been cheated?
At some point, I felt the same way. And I believe it is natural for us to feel imperfect, sad, and alone at times. We are human, and we are imperfect. So, at times we fail due to poor decisions and blame ourselves. Or, on occasion, people may betray us even after we have trusted or helped them. We are vulnerable.
On the other hand, we can use that vulnerability as a bridge to cultivate our faith in God. According to one of the religious leaders I’m listening to, terrible things happen in our lives for a reason. We may not understand why such terrible things occur to us, but God certainly does, for He knows everything.
So, in times of trouble, the best thing we can do is remain calm and allow our hearts to communicate with our Merciful God. And Psalm 62 can help us in igniting that fire in our hearts.
Sunday Readings Psalm 62
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
1 Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.
2 Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.
6 Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,
12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”
You may feel discouraged, but never lose faith in God, according to Psalm 62.
What a treat! It’s a huge relief. Our God is all-merciful and all-forgiving. Therefore, the first thing we should do in times of trouble is to stay calm, kneel and pray. Don’t be afraid to tell God about your flaws, concerns, plans, and everything you desire. Some of your plans and desires may not be approved by Him, but being honest with God can help you tremendously!
He will absolutely lead you in the right direction and help you understand His will. He will give you the courage and strength you need to face your trials and difficulties. God is constantly there for you, even if you don’t always feel that way because God loves you unconditionally!
Have a blessed Sunday, Lounger, and to your family!
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