Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tues., 5/6/08 Devotion (Ps. 50:15)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 50:15, where we read these words:

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

God brings trouble to His people, so that they will cry out to Him. God loves it, when we exercise faith (see Heb. 11:6)--and faith is mostly demonstrated through response to difficulties. Faith takes practical expression in and through prayer.

Are you in trouble today? Good, so long as you have a God to go to. Life is less about how to avoid hardship; and a lot more about how to take advantage of the opportunities it affords us (to know Christ better).

[Puritan quote of the day: "We should labor to give the best interpretation to the actions of governors that the nature of the actions will possibly bear." --Richard Sibbes, in "The Bruised Reed"]