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Day 44 – Issue 12

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Be Still Know

Psalm 86:7 NLT

I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.

Friends of mine have recently been navigating the stormy waters of divorce. The choices are stark and the emotions raw. Rationality comes at a high premium, as emotions fight to rule over every decision. Where once there was agreement, now there is acrimony. A joint narrative ends unexpectedly and inexplicably, and the two main characters begin to write the script according to their own plot lines. Harmony is lost in a desperate attempt by each party to seize control of events, events which neither retains control over. The result is tantrums, tears and many regrets.

The challenge with trouble of any sort is that it tends to overwhelm our emotions and our capacity to think straight. It creates physical fatigue which only goes to exacerbate its other symptoms. God seems invisible, if indeed we manage to consider God at all. Yet, God has made himself available for our times of trouble. We are to call out to him, not to act as an advocate for our ‘just cause’, but rather to reach down and launch a rescue operation that saves us from doing ourselves and possibly others great harm. Having called, we are to await God’s answer.

Prayer is the very heartbeat of the Christian contribution to the welfare of God’s world. While visible actions appear to be getting the work of the kingdom done, unless the soil has been fertilised in prayer, the seeds so carefully scattered will fail to produce a successful harvest. Prayer needs to be the central work of the Church; prayer is also the essential work of the individual follower of Christ. Prayer alone leads us through stormy seas to the calmer waters and safe harbours of God’s provision.

QUESTION: What stops you from turning to God when you find yourself in trouble?

PRAYER: Lord God, humble me, teach me, soften my heart so that you can lead me in paths of righteousness. 

Written by: Matt Weet

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