Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 18 Gods response to trouble and grief

Psalm 10 Begins with the assertion that God is not involved in troubled times.

Verse 1-13 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Then the wicked says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees." Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself,"He won't call me to account"?

Ver14 But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.
the victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.

"you consider it to take it in hand". That is the key to trouble and grief, God thinks about it to take control, do something tangible with it to "take it in hand". I have a choice, find out the extent of the problem or over-react? question myself on how am I including God in the solution? HE is the one who creates order out of chaos, takes the calamity and puts in calmness....

As we look out on the week, what do we need to consider and what needs to be taken in hand? For me it's the check engine light on the car, literally. I know the first step is a diagnostic, to assess the depth of the problem, it may be something in the air conditioning unit, and as its snowing it mightn't be a priority right now.
I will find out sooner rather than later and not procrastinate and ignore the warning light. Siobhan


  1. Siobhan I was just talking to a brother in Christ. Who has just kind of giving up on prayer, troubled times which we all have has gotten him down. This is truly sad because he does not realize we all have to come from time to time to a place where we have to check when the engine light is on. When we go through difficulties the Lord seems closer so We all need to stop and take inventory of our lives are we living in self suffiency, are we holding offense,are we not seeking the Lord, Have we a known and unconfessed sin we have not repented of,and have not ask His forgiveness and help to walk in His grace. Difficult times can only strengthen us when we trust the Lord in every situation. I pray for myself and fellow christians to continually keep us aware of this.