Praying through the storm…

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Psalm 138:1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.

It’s likely that the psalmist was in distress as he was writing this passage, but God responded to his cries which gave him strength, confidence, hope. It doesn’t say God delivered him, but that God strengthened him on the inside. This passage reminds me of the teaching of Paul in Philippians 4:6-7 in which he says “Do not worry…” but to pray instead. David isn’t praying, but worshipping with a similar result. It’s a focus on the Lord rather than on the problem. This is a great word for me today.

Lord give us grace to keep our eyes upon you in the midst of the storms of life. For there is no problem on earth you cannot handle. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

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