In a Time of Need

11374766_417075665144516_1072785693_nIt was on this day one year ago that I rushed back from vacation because of a family emergency. Before that phone call, I had enjoyed several days in the mountains, often relaxing by the fire and reading and journalling through Scriptures. On the plane, I opened my Bible to the bookmark among the sleek pages, and I continued reading, reflecting, and claiming God’s promises, jotting notes in the margin. Among the chaos and uncertainty, I found the familiar peace of God’s presence.

I find it as no coincidence that I am revisiting those same pages one year later, perhaps a reminder of God’s peace and presence. In that year, everything has not worked out “my way.” Yet I trust God more and know Him better.

And I thank Him for the reminder of the following verses I highlighted that night on the plane:

Lord, hear my prayer; let my cry for help come before You. Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble. Listen closely to me; answer me quickly when I call. (Psalm 102:1-2)

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord. (Psalm 104:33-34)

My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.(Psalm 108:1)

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate. (Psalm 116:5)

I called to the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and put me in a spacious place. The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is my helper, (Psalm 118:5-7b)

Teach me good judgment and discernment, for I rely on Your commands. (Psalm 119:66)

Let my cry reach You, Lord; give me understanding according to Your word. (Psalm 119:169)

2 thoughts on “In a Time of Need

  1. It is so beautiful that the Lord gives us peeace in the midst of turmoil and chaos. And, it is a special gift when He shows us His faithfulness as time moves forward. This is such an encouraging post. Thank you for sharing this. What an awesome God we serve! He never leaves us or forsakes us and His love is unfailing! Sweet blessings to you!

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