MONDAY APRIL 13
TEXT: Psalm 123:1-4
KEY VERSE: Psalm 123:2
It is wise indeed to seek help when under threat or faced with challenging circumstances. The problem is that it is equally in the nature and character of man to exhaust all his physical options before turning to God as a last resort. But the Lord ought to be our first port of call when we need help. That is the pertinent message conveyed here by the psalmist who was evidently confronted with daunting circumstances.
And he realised early enough that enduring solutions lie nowhere else than in the Lord. He likened himself to a servant expecting deliverance from his master and to a maiden seeking succour from her mistress. Also, he indicated no intention of turning elsewhere until God intervenes in his dire situation.
He pleaded passionately with the Lord to have mercy on him and his people who were now pressed hard by enemies. Obviously, the enemies were very confident they would overwhelm the psalmist and his people. Hence, they exceedingly scorned them.
You may be despised by those who think they have the power to determine your fate in life. They may even reproach you for trusting in the Lord in prayer.
First, ensure like the psalmist, that the Lord is indeed your God by turning away from all your sins. Then, you must pray to Him to have mercy and save you from all your troubles. If you depend on God, He will sooner than later, rebuke the proud and boastful enemies and grant you victory. All you need to do is to wait on God, He will not abandon you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Wait, I say, on the Lord.”
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 13-14.