In His Steps

“But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.” Psalm 37:39
We are in troubled times.  With the unemployment rate at peaks across our country, many are facing financial troubles.  With each company that closes its doors, the rippled effect touches so many of our lives.  In addition to the financial troubles, we have family and friends burdened with physical pain and suffering.  Where can we find help in these times of trouble?  Like David, we can turn to the Lord God of our salvation and find “strength in the time of trouble”. Look at verses 3-7 of this same chapter. “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:…”   Do you see the pattern?  Trust in the Lord, delight thyself in the Lord, commit your way to the Lord, and rest in the Lord.  Then verse 34 tells us to “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land:…”  Follow these steps and find strength from the Lord in the time of trouble.  “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.”  (Psalm 37:24-25)
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