God of Your Trouble, God of Your Heart" 21 April Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
In this day and time, trouble seems to surround us on every side. If it’s not a failing economy, it’s a failing business, a failing marriage, or failing health. Yet, in the midst of seemingly overwhelming problems, God has promised to deliver us.
If you want God to be God of your trouble, then you must let Him be God in your heart. God honors those who honor Him. If you’re facing problems, don’t just start kicking and screaming and begging Him to save you from them. Honor Him by going to His Word and doing what He says to do.
Psalm 34 is a good place to start. It says, for example, to seek God (verse 4). As you seek Him, He will deliver you from the things that threaten you.
Secondly, it instructs you to cry out to the Lord. He will save you out of ALL your troubles (verse 6).
Next it tells you to fear the Lord. Verses 11-14 tell you exactly how to do that: Keep from speaking evil and deceit; depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Remember, if you want God to be God of your trouble, let Him be God of your heart. When you do that, all of heaven will get involved in your deliverance–and your triumph will be guaranteed.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 34