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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Patience, Prayer and Trust

In review of Psalm 28:7 it says, “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”

Bottom Line:
Trust God to be your protection, your helper, and your strength.

What this means to me:
I trust the Lord to be my protection and strength. He provides the help I need. My heart is filled with joy, a joy that makes me sing praises of thanksgiving to him.

Today's verse comes from Psalm 28 where David speaks of prayer when surrounded by trouble or wickedness. David tells me that God is my only real source of safety. Prayer is my best help when trials come my way, because prayer will keep me in communion with God.

It's easy to pretend friendship. Many often put on a show of kindness or friendship in order to gain their own end. Even David, may have met many who pretended friendship with him only to get their own needs met. David knew that God would punish these people eventually, but he prayed that their punishment would comes swiftly. My role as a believer, is to be as straightforward and sincere in all of my relationships.

I’m also reminded this morning, that when I really know Jesus, the joy of the Lord will be my strength and song. My faith will show and it will generate enthusiasm, especially as others lose heart.

When I face trials or get hit by things that surprise or catch me off-guard, God’s word tells me to be patient and to continue to pray, for my answer will eventually come.

With the Lord as my Shield and Defender, taking things into my own hands would be a bad mistake. For God sees my position in the battle, He has His eye on the enemy, and He knows exactly what I need. I just need to hold my ground and not shrink from battle. His help will come at the right time.

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