“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” Psalm 138: 7
This portion of this scripture reminds me of Psalm 23: 4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me…” The reality of facing trouble is inescapable, especially as a Christian.
‘Ohh Lord I can’t bear this trial- it is too much!’ … ‘Lord PLEASE get me out of this!!’ If only you hear me pray some mornings, it sounds a LOT like that. (Praise the Lord we are allowed to come to Him and exchange our burdens for His). The scripture is careful to say that we “walk” in the midst of trouble. I’ve never seen a walking person rolled up in bed crying their heart out! Now we have those moments every now and again, but we must get up and WALK- face the trial ahead of us. When we do, Christ will then revive our heart. Psalm 119:37 “turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.” You see when our eyes are on the trial alone, we tend to ball up and stand still hoping it will disappear. These verses challenge us to face the difficulty ahead of us: “I will lift my eyes up to the hills. For where does my Help come from?” Psalm 121:1.
Remember these trials were passed through the loving hands of our Father, and He is our way of escape and our rescue.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His peace today…