Today, I went to a mom’s group in my area. We are studying the Psalms this year, all about praying under pressure. Just wanted to share a little bit of what I learned today!
“But I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”
It’s easy to trust God when things are going well, and life is flowing smoothly, and you are getting along with all the people in your life, but do you still trust Him when life gets a little uncomfortable?
It has been well documented that David’s prayers tell it like it is. He does not hold back on his feelings when he talks to God about life’s situations. He comes boldly before the throne of God and petitions Him regularly.
However, it is important to remember that he doesn’t stop there. The Psalms of David always come back to the truth that God is good and He can be trusted.
When your friend turns against you.
When your enemy is working hard to trip you up and cause you to fall.
When you lose your job.
When your kid gets sick.
When the money runs out before the month does.
When it seems like your hopes and dreams will never come to pass.
God is still good. God is still trustworthy. You can choose to trust Him and rejoice in His rescue plan, even when you don’t know what it is. This is possible because we know God’s track record. He has dealt bountifully with His people in the past and He will continue to do so in the future.
God can be trusted.
David gives us a model of prayer when we just want to complain.
1. Get it off your chest—You can complain, tell God exactly how you feel.
2. Ask for your request—Ask Him to hear you, tell Him what you want.
3. Choose to give thanks—Make a choice to rejoice anyway. Take confidence in His lovingkindness.
Trust God with your cares and worries.
Joining in with the ladies of Five Minute Friday today with the prompt: Trust
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