Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 29, 2016

Psalms — Psalm 54 – All Troubles?

Day 2625: Last night in bed I considered yesterday’s post and realized it was incomplete; therefore, I’m doing a follow-up.

Scripture: Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your power. Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul. He will recompense the evil to my foes; destroy them in Your faithfulness. For He has delivered me from all trouble, and my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies. (Excerpt from yesterday’s full Psalm 54)

John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Thoughts/questions: For He has delivered me from all trouble – Yesterday we ventured into the ‘unknown’ troubles God delivers us from. However, it is NOT the case that God removes from us all earthly trouble. Jesus recognized that with His statement.

Trouble exists; some is unknown and God has completely ‘removed’ those troubles from our lives. Yet, not all trouble is removed, as the other form of deliverance is taking care of us through the troubles. Two types of deliverance – we like the removal type better, but we can take heart! We can have peace!

A great promise! Our troubles are removed, or we have as our personal friend the One who has overcome the world! Rest in His promise that He truly does deliver me from all trouble!

Suggested prayer: Father God Almighty, I praise You for Your promises and the way You continue to take care of me . . .

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