“Do you cry out to God?”
Monday, July 15.
“Have mercy on me , my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed” (Psalm 57:1 KJV).
There is never a period in our lives when we don’t face crisis of some sorts. We do. When we do, our first response naturally is to find solutions on our own. But God has another way. He provides another way to handle difficulties.
In our sermon yesterday at Newton First and Walton UMCs, we talked about David fleeing from his son Absalom. David first response was to acknowledge God as his shield, his glory, and the lifter of his head (Psalm 3:3). David was no stranger to pressure. When he wrote Psalm 57, he was facing danger from Saul who wanted to kill him.
What was David response? His response was to cry out to God. Do you cry out to God when faced with eminent danger? It is important for us to shift course and let God hear our plead.
Memory verse: Psalm 23:3.
“My heart sobbed a lament that was hard to ignore” (Katie Macalister).