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When Trouble Comes

Day 105
Verse of the day.

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

Psalm 50:15

There is something very beautiful about God that we might have observed — He loves to show off. Of course this “showing off” is not as humans would do but is an expression of His great love and grace. God loves to make us see how that at every time, HE IS our Salvation.

God’s children however, may sometimes be guilty of not giving God the honour He deserves. And what is God’s honour? Faith in who He is and what He says; trust enough to go the extra mile with Him.

Call upon Me

Our first inclination when trouble comes tells us more accurately whom we truly trust. It is easy to proclaim and declare faith in the days of comfort but really, what is the point of faith if it is never tested and exercised? The day of trouble is the best time to test who we truly are and what we really believe. God specifically asked us to call Him.

When our first reaction to trouble is to call on men or our own wits and “strengths”, then we know where our priorities lie. But if it is a call on God, then we’re where we ought to be. This is God’s glory and delight.

The idols we carry are sometimes not even things we desire alone but also things we trust in. They are things and imaginations we run to when trouble comes; the ones we lean on either consciously or not.


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The day of trouble

However, our problem sometimes may not even primarily be that we don’t trust God but that we do not know what “trouble” is. Danger may rank high on your list of “troubles to call God for” or maybe a disturbance in your life that distresses you but how about those dark nights when your soul hungers for something? Do you make a quick call on sin to fill that longing? Do you go to your idols then? Or do you run to God who alone can satisfy every desire of your heart?

We must develop a deep heart connection with God in the days of strength so that when the day of trouble comes, it finds us so anchored in God that our reaction will be to call on Him who is able to save.

As He has promised, He will save us that we will glorify Him.


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Today’s Confession

You are my Salvation Lord. I trust in You completely and renounce every idol I have been leaning on.


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