Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. Psalm 27:7
This verse, apart from the rest of the psalm speaks to me of our doubt during times of trial and tragedy.
We’re human, after all. God knows how He built each and everyone of us individually; and isn’t it a comfort that when we back up into the corner of our natural response He remains faithful? Gently urging us back out into the light. His light of truth and solution.
When trials and tragedy come, whether small or large, we tend to think, or worse, believe, that God has abandoned us. It is our nature, the nature of this fallen world, to feel utterly alone. Isolated from the love and comfort and protection of another, especially an Omnipotent being such as God.
In good times we feel big and tough, like we have the world by the tail. We know everything and are trudging forward victorious, on our own.
This amuses me even as I have the same tendencies.
Ah, but we do have the world by the tail … but not in and of ourselves without God. Only in Christ do we have this authority. I am thankful when I revert back to my natural carnal being that I now have the knowledge and relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit to hear His voice and return to myself in Christ leaving myself in myself behind.
This psalm brought me right to the psalm verses from my Jesus Calling ~ Sarah Young devotional for today. It is the answer, or one of God’s answers, to the plea of Psalm 27:7
‘When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles. The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.’ Psalm 34:17-18
When I realize that I am acting on my own and come to repentance for not trusting God and return to Him He truly delivers me; and He will deliver you.
It’s all about trusting God enough to cry out … Call on Him in your distress … and when you’re truly ready to relinquish your will to His plan suddenly you are delivered!
It feels suddenly to us, doesn’t it? An instant of realization that we are loved and protected by the biggest daddy in the yard! So how do we hold onto this realization? How do we make it a Knowing for always?
By renewing our mind in His Word. This memorization exercise is a part of that renewing; but you know this! =)
A parent and a teacher repeats a lesson over and over again until the child reaches the knowledge of the lesson. Cementing within them a surety that what they’ve learned is now skill. That is exactly what God intended for the Word; except that the Word instantly comes alive and active within us, within our lives when we’ve reached that certainty. More than a skill it is our inheritance. It is in our DNA to be victorious right here and show this lowly, sad world we live in that there is rescue. There is deliverance and acceptance. There is complete Victory in Christ.
Thank you, dear reader friends, for stopping by for my second post of the day. Blessings to you.