Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 9
“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9
Even though it isn’t any fun to be in a position of “trouble”, it is amazing how there are times that “trouble” is precisely what takes to get me on my knees. When life is running smoothly, I can just keep plowing forward by being distracted by the next thing. But, as life would have it, things aren’t always running smoothly for me. And that is a good thing because it keeps me closely tethered to God. And, really, my struggles pale in comparison to many. When I take just a little look around at the things that happen in the lives of people I love, in our country, and in our world, I am reminded that there is much more trouble in life than what I have experienced. And that shouldn’t come as any surprise:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
For me, knowing the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble is often the difference between surviving and thriving.