Archive | November 17, 2020

If Only We Could . . .

FAITH BOOSTER:

If Only We Could . . .[Nov. 17,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

The Lord is the strength of his people. Psalm 28:8

Also Psalm 28(NIV)

The weeping Alaskan cedar tree whipped from side to side in the storm’s strong winds. Regie loved the tree that had not only provided shelter from the summer sun but also given her family privacy. Now the fierce storm was tearing the roots from the ground. Quickly, Regie, with her fifteen-year-old son in tow, ran to try to rescue the tree. With her hands and ninety-pound frame firmly planted against it, she and her son tried to keep it from falling over. But they weren’t strong enough.

God was King David’s strength when he called out to Him in another kind of storm (Psalm 28:8). Some commentators say he wrote this during a time when his world was falling apart. His own son rose in rebellion against him and tried to take the throne (2 Samuel 15). He felt so vulnerable and weak that he feared God might remain silent, and he would die (Psalm 28:1). “Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help,” he said to God (v. 2). God gave David strength to go on, even though his relationship with his son never mended.

How we long to prevent bad things from happening! If only we could. But in our weakness, God promises we can always call to Him to be our Rock (vv. 1–2). When we don’t have the strength, He’s our shepherd and will carry us forever (vv. 8–9).

 QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • When have you felt vulnerable and unable to fix a situation?
  • How did you see God come through for you?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Dear God, my natural desire is to look out for myself. Help me to serve others out of love for You.

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