Read Psalm 77 about distress and hope
This persons life was filled with trouble. He cries out loud day and night for God to hear him. But he receives no comfort for his soul. As a matter of fact, thinking of God makes him tired. (Psalm 77:1-3)
What grievous trouble do you face or have faced for years? How long have you cried out to God for help and received silence?
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Are you facing trouble in you life
We all know troubles that fill our minds day and night. The thoughts make it hard to focus during the day and rob us of sleep at night. Our hearts and minds become overloaded to the point we no longer know what to say. We sigh and groan instead.
And with the trouble and anxiety comes doubt. Now, the fight of faith becomes real (Psalm 77:4-6). Why?
Affliction brings our doubts bubbling to the surface in our minds. Has God changed? Will God keep His promises He made for the future? God have you withdrawn Your love, mercy, and grace forever? (Psalm 77:7-9).
But God, there is hope
Take great encouragement from these words of scripture. God knows we are but dust (earthly minded) and His word addresses our doubts and fears over and over. We are only voicing what He already knows. The greatness of our God’s love will withstand the questions. God wants us to cast our fears and cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:6-7). However, we choose to move forward.
Up to this point the picture painted is one of gloom and no hope. But God gives one thought that has the ability to shift our minds from no hope and ourselves to the wonder and magnificence of our God.
His thinking made him sick. He needed relief from the overwhelming pressure of the distress. The rest of the Psalm addresses all the miracles God had done for His people. Now, to think upon God lifts the gloom. The self-pity and loss of hope fade away.
God’s Word brings encouragement
Let God’s word encourage us that our trust and hope can rest securely in God. When the battles rages for our faith do not think it uncommon. Satan wants to kill, steal, and destroy our faith any way he can. The devil is a powerful and yet defeated enemy.
There are no gods that compares to our God (Psalm 77: 13). The works and miracles of God are done by His strength (Psalm 77:14-15).
Be encouraged in your day of distress
Read more about distress:
- How To Have Faith During The Storms Of Life
- Singing During Times Of Distress
- Can You Hear Me Lord – Times Of Distress, Can You Relate
- Help One Another As Darker Days Approach
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