Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Life Application Study Bible says that this Psalm depicts four types of people in distress– the wanderers (vs. 4-9), prisoners (vs. 10-16), sick (vs. 17-20), and the storm-tossed (vs. 23-30). No matter what condition we find ourselves in, God can break through and rescue. In each situation, a cry went up to the Lord, He heard, and responded according to His deep love and mercy. This was not only the story of the Israelites, but it is our story as well. The Psalm begins by saying: ”Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story..”(vs. 2).
Many years ago, my mom was challenged to write her story. She began writing her “Memoirs”, and more than 400 pages later, is still writing her story of God’s leading in her life. People’s stories are powerful testimonies of life’s trials, their reaching out to God, and the unique ways He answers. We see that after each answer from God, there is an appropriate response – “Let them give thanks “; “Let them sacrifice thank offerings”; “Tell of His works with thankful songs of joy”; “Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders”; “Ponder the loving deeds of the Lord”.
Write your story! See what God has done and testify of His lovingkindness!
- For those who need to be encouraged in heart and united in love.
- Pray through the prayer section in our online program.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Mike Bartusek and his family.
- Pray for our Hospitality Coordinator, Irene Dickau.