Beloved, when you face a crisis, what is your first line of defense? Well for most, the natural response is to attempt to fix the problem in their own strength. But God, gives us a different way to handle difficulty.
Let me tell you about David. David was no stranger to stress or sudden appearances of evil. You’ll find in Psalm 57 he wrote, he was facing many hardships and also you’ll find in 1 Samuel 24, David was being pursued by King Saul, who wanted to kill him. The shepherd’s response was to cry out to God and take refuge in Him until the adversities had passed.
Let’s learn from David’s example by exploring his words.
Today, we’ll focus on the One to whom the psalmist cries.
*First, David refers to God as El Elyon, or Supreme Ruler. He’s the Most High with all power and wisdom, the only One who can help us in our need.
*Second, the Psalm says that God is our refuge. If He’s a place of shelter for our soul, then we don’t need to stress or panic. He covers us and protects us when issues come upon us and leave us feeling helpless.
*Third, the Psalm expresses complete confidence that the Almighty can and will accomplish all things. He’ll do whatever is necessary to intervene on our behalf, He will hold accountable those who oppose us, and also He’ll surround us with His love and truth.
During His time on earth, Jesus displayed great passion. So, we can approach Him when emotions run high. If your heart is troubled, It’s OK to cry out to the Lord. I want you to know that when you stand at the throne of Grace and Mercy, you will be standing in front of your powerful protector, who is more than capable and willing to do all you need Him to do.
“God Bless You.