My troubles and His salvation – 2014.10.27

But I trust in Your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in Your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for He has been good to me.
Psalm 13:6
First, David pours out his heart to the Lord. He gives to Him his grief and needs. Then he starts asking the Lord for help and makes a decision: I will sing… Yes, I want to trust in Your love and salvation! I will rejoice in Your salvation, I will sing to You, because You have always been good to me!
It is good if we cry to the Lord and tell Him about our grief. We can do it also in silence, because the LORD has a lot of patience. But we must not go away and carry on as before. It’s as if I have no more money and go to the bank to get something from my account. But there I only complain and pour out my grief and go back without money. Nor is it enough to ask for money and help and then let it lie there without taking with you. I must take it, so I did it. What to do with money it is clear to us, but with the help of the Lord we often act pretty stupid. We complain and ask, and then walk away from Him. It may go so for the whole day. David knew his Lord, he did things differently. Despite his great distress, he began to remember the great deeds of God and chose to trust in God even in this trouble. So he could start singing and to giving thanks to Him. His heart was happy again in His presence.
We should not stop praying too early. We want to be comforted and get new courage. We want to wait until HE shows His help and then merrily go our way. We choose to rely on Him.
Yes, Lord, I will not complain and mourn only. I have no doubt You know my distress! You have always helped me and given me anything and I will keep trusting in you. For You are gracious, merciful, and love me. You take care of your child! With You I am not forgotten. Thank You that You make my heart happy and brave again! This day is in Your strong hand and I can face it calmly. You are my Savior and my Helper!

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