Strength During Adversity

Have you ever been so burdened down that you wanted to get away? Most of us, if not all of us have. When we are going through trials, we want out! I feel that way now. I’m not going through anything nearly as tough as others are facing or have faced but, I would love to find job and this period of my life be over.
Just yesterday I applied for a job. I was told I would hear something yesterday afternoon. I’ve heard nothing so I’m assuming I didn’t get it. It is very frustrating but, this morning I wake up and Psalm 55 is part of my daily Bible reading. The Lord is promising me that He is with me in adversity.
In the Psalm, that’s exactly where the Psalmist was. He opens the Psalm by saying… “..for I am overwhelmed by my troubles” (55:2). You feel overwhelmed? You aren’t alone; the Psalmist felt the same way.
He goes on, “… My enemies shout at me… They bring trouble one me..”(55:3).
Then, in verse 6 he says, “Oh that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!” The Psalmist wanted to get away from his trials.
So how did the Psalmist deal with his problems? He says, “But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me… Morning, noon and night I cry out in my
distress, and the Lord hears my voice” (55:16-17).
Even though the Psalmist was dealing with adversity, he knew the Lord heard him… He says confidently, “…the Lord will rescue me…”
I don’t know what you are facing but the Lord will help us. He may not take us out of your troubles… He may just walk with us through them.
The Lord didn’t save David from the valley of the shadow of death; He walked with him through it.
The Lord didn’t save Daniel from the lion’s dean; he protected him in it.
The Lord didn’t save the three Hebrew boys from the fiery furnace; He protected them in it.
Just yesterday I applied for a job and thus far, I haven’t heard anything. I’m assuming I didn’t get it. It is very frustrating but, this morning I wake up and read this Psalm.

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