Word: And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10.
Thought: We know of many names of the Lord, but do we go to the Lord when we have problems are we rush to get the world to help us. David has tasted the goodness of the Lord and really understood all the different names of the Lord and hence put His trust only on God when troubles surrounded him from all corners. He also understands that God could take care of any situation, no matter how close or far at the moment we call Him as long as we have Him close and put our trust in Him – He will not forsake us. It does not means the distance will be shorter, but he will be the light to guide us through, As the Lord said to Moses “I am who I am” – He is the “I AM X” in each of our like and depending on our situation, He will be the X we need. Let us remember though that we are not calling a servant, but our master for help and hence not command the Lord on what needs to be done since He is aware of things seen and unseen and will provide the best solution in His sovereignty on what is needed and not accordingly to the crude narrow understanding we have on the situation, Let us call upon the Lord in the day of trouble and see Him deliver us and help us magnify His name.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to understand you more, that I will be able to trust in you in every situation of my life as nothing is bog for you and you will deliver us in any time of distress and trouble. Amen.
Word: Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10
Thought: It has been years since the great destruction of the world trade center happened on this day and now there is greater devastation in the form of hurricane Irma. May of us have this question in our mind at times, if there is a good God, then why do these happen and why does He allow this in our lives. But to us, we should be able to see God in the midst of all these situations and in order for us to see God in the midst, it is very important for us to be still and see the hand of God in action. It is not just about global destruction, there are many such situations in our daily lives as well – Do we see the troubles are big or our God in control and bigger than our troubles and situations. In this chapter the psalmist sees all the great destruction and then remains still to see the hand of God and His name exalted above everything among all the nations. As we are nearing the end times, the bible clearly tells us that the troubles are going to increase, so let us not question God on why there is trouble, but rather be still and see God in the midst of trouble and destruction.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remain still and see you in the midst of our trouble and tribulation. We pray for your hand to be in the midst of the people who are suffering from various kinds of destruction. Help us to remain in you and shine in the troubled times that people around us might see you in us. Amen.