Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday Scriptures #23 Our Crash Days

Hope For Days When You Crash

God answer you on the day you crash,
The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm's reach,
Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,
Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,
Exclaim over your offerings,
Celebrate your sacrifices,
Give you what your heart desires,
Accomplish your plans.
Psalm 20 1-2 (The Message)

Where do we turn on days when life seems to crash around us? What do we do when things don't make sense and we feel like we are floating at sea all alone? All of us encounter times like these. The reasons may vary, but the feeling is often the same. Things aren't going well and we don't know which way to turn.

This psalm really spoke to me this week with things that have been happening in my life. The words "the day you crash," "put you out of harm's reach" and "send reinforcements from Holy Hill" especially stood out to me. When things are going wrong in life, I definitely want God to put me out of harm's reach and I definitely need His reinforcing love to help me get through it. It's also comforting to know that God is working to help me accomplish plans, although I know that God has final say in those plans. 

I really encourage you to get out your Bible and read this entire Psalm all the way through. There's a lot of "meat" to it. Later in this Psalm you will read these words:

That clinches it--help's coming,
an answer's on the way,
everything's going to work out. 

How comforting to read these words! Isn't that what we all want? To know that we aren't alone in this life? That help will come, answers will come and that everything will work out? 

As some things have gone haywire this past week, I have called on the Lord to send help. He is gracious and faithful to always be present in all things in my life....and in yours. We are never alone. Yes, I have said these words many times before in my devotionals and I will say them again. We are never alone....thanks be to God!


*So sorry that I missed posting last Saturday's devotional. 


Karen said...

It's really wonderful how God speaks to us through His word. This Psalm is good in all different versions, and i very often read the Message version when I want more insight or a better understanding. He sent you these words just when you needed them, and that is awesome. I've been praying for you and your husband and I'm glad that the Lord is comforting you. Just to know we don't walk through hurts means so much.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Those prayers are so appreciated, Karen. Thank you!

talkie said...

I've heard it so much this week, "We are not alone". Why do we need to keep hearing it even when we have felt the presence of God all along to some extent. Reinforcement helps. Last Sunday's sermon and your devotion are stand outs in reassurance that I am not alone. Thank you Debbie.

Debbie Styles Life said...

I'm glad the devotional was helpful to you, Talkie.