For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Friday, November 13, 2009

Help with Trouble

Psalm 68:7-8

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

One Sunday morning in September, we woke up to a soppy, mooshy, wet floor in our utility room and on our enclosed porch. After church, some of our children were coming for dinner and to celebrate their birthdays. We didn't want to miss church or tell the kids not to come. Crawling back into bed and pulling the covers over our heads wasn't a good option either, so we prayed and then brain-stormed about what we could do. We discovered that our brother-in-law owned a shop vac that we could pick up after church. As soon as we got home, Tim vacced the porch so we could eat the birthday dinner out there and eventually got the rest of the water sucked up. After a few days, the carpet dried and the mess became a memory.

When you face daily trials and problems, what do you do? Crawl back into bed and hide, ignore what's going on, run as fast as you can. God wants us to talk to him and see how he can help. He knows our troubles and he has a desire for us to turn to him for solutions. Seek his face, cling to him, sing in the shadow of his wings and he will hold you up.

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