God is our hope in times of trouble

Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “The power of hope”
Our Bible verse for today: “The ropes of death were wrapped round me; the torrents of destruction terrified me. The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice and my cry to Him reached His ears.” Psalm 18:4-6 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God is our hope in times of trouble”
David was in trouble. Saul, the mentally unstable ruler of the kingdom was after him. In fact, Saul was obsessed with hunting David down and killing him. David was desperate and was running for his life. Things looked bad. He wasn’t sure he could go on. So, he cried out to God for deliverance.
Ever been there? Have you had a time in life when everything that could go wrong was going wrong and you weren’t sure there was a way out for you? Marriage problems, unemployment, unpaid bills, wayward children, health problems, and the list goes on. Sometimes life can seem pretty dark and bleak.
When that happens, you need to do what David did. Call out to God. Look to Him for deliverance. Put your hope in Him. And then trust Him.
Psalm 18 was written by David long after the events actually occurred. By the time these words were penned, David had long since been delivered, life had stabilized, and he was now the king in place of Saul. Looking back, he realized that God had heard his prayer and saved him; and as time passed things just continued to get better and better. David had placed his faith and his hope in God and God came through.
He always does. One way or another, He always does.
Whatever it is that you are faced with today, God is there for you. Call to Him, put your hope in Him for deliverance, and then trust Him.
God Bless,
Pastor Jim
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