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In the Day of Trouble

November 14, 2016

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In the Day of Trouble

In this lifetime,  we can’t get away from  “the day of trouble”.     Rather,  we all  have many  and various days  “of trouble”  —  sometimes years  “of trouble”.

In his life,  King David  had constant troubles  of every sort.     That led him  to sing  in Psalm 27:4-6,

One thing  I have asked  from the LORD,  that I shall seek:
That I may dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life,
To behold  the beauty  of the LORD
And to meditate  in His temple.

For  in the day  of trouble  He will conceal me  in His tabernacle;
In the secret place  of His tent  He will hide me;
He will lift me up  on a rock. 

And now  my head  will be lifted up  above my enemies  around me,
And I will offer  in His tent sacrifices  with shouts  of joy;
I will sing,  yes,  I will sing praises  to the LORD.

We can be sure  that God answered David’s prayer  to “dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life”.     We know that  because to the very end  of David’s life,  he trusted  in God  to lead him  through every challenge.

David dwelt  in God’s house  as he spent time  in prayer,  praise,  and meditating  on God’s word.     We can do the same.     When we do,  God will  “hide” us  “in the secret place  of His tent”  —  that is  in the wondrous,  eternal truths  of His word.     There  He will  “lift” us up  on the “rock”  of the surety  of His solid,  eternal word  in Christ.

Whoever  —  or whatever  —  our “enemies”  might be,  as we “sing praises  to the LORD”  in the midst  of our troubles,  He will lift us up  to the glory  of His name.

As we wait  for the LORD  and sing His praises,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for delivering us  according to Your wisdom.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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