Psalms 20:1 – May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. When God’s children pray in their agonies, their God listens from heaven and answer them at the right time. Their bitter experiences in the world often cause them to feel emotional distress. They become weak and drained out of energy, confidence and courage to face the challenges of life. It is at this time that discouragement props up in their minds to make them wonder if they would make it till the end of their sojourn. The enemy will make use of such opportunities to whisper in their ears that they might not make it at all. But God knows our situations well and has made provisions for us to get release from distress and agony. In times like these, all we need to do is to call upon the name of the Lord. We can call Him in the normal walks of our lives on a daily basis. We can also cry out in the emergencies that we are forced to go through. Our cry to the Lord is the sure evidence that we are no more sufficient to meet the challenges in life. The Lord knows the extent and depth of our need for a release from the distress we experience in our souls. Our distress calls will be answered by our Lord who is always listening to our cries. When He hears our cries, He would have compassion on us. He has abundance of loving kindness in His presence which He will pour into our hearts to give us the peace that passes all understanding in times of severe agony because of our situations. He will reveal Himself to us as the Lord of all circumstances. He rules and overrules all our circumstances to give us confidence that with His help we will make it to the other side of the lake of life that we passing through. He is the Lord of all the wind, the waves and the instability that we experience in this world. His name will be our protection in times of difficulties so that we will not be moved.
Dear reader, are you in distress because of your circumstances and the constant attack of the enemy to destabilize you? Have you become discouraged because of the difficulties that you are faced with in life? Is the situation that you face today baffling you and making you to loose your courage and boldness to face your situation and win over it? Remember, you are sealed with the name of your Lord to protect you from all evil. He encompasses around you and His angels are in special charge of you. Your Lord never sleeps nor slumbers and He hears all your cries of distress. In fact, your Lord knows your situation even before you go through it and He has already prepared a way out for you. He will overrule all eventualities that will cause you to be hurt. He will use the circumstances to train you up further in the school of faith. All your circumstances are opportunities for you to learn to trust the Lord and enjoy His special grace. These are to build you up and not to tear you down. He will not allow you to be torn down by the enemy through any of your difficult circumstances. He will cover you with Himself, and the power of His name will protect you. His name is your greatest source of power which He pours onto you through His Spirit. He will come to your rescue at the time of dire need. He will use all your difficult circumstances to prove His faithfulness to you and help you to come out victorious. The protection enjoyed by David is available to you also in times of dire need. So dear friend, cheer up because your Lord is at work for you to become victorious even in the worst scenarios of life. May you have the grace to cling on to this Lord of yours whose name is your stronghold in all that you go through today.Psalms 34:6 – This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles. Thought for Today
The companionship of the Lord is granted to His children in times of distress and victory.