What Kind of Day It Will Be

Is today going to be a great day?  Or is it going to be a terrible day.

It all depends upon your perspective.  You perspective today will have a lot to do in determining what kind of day it will be.  Listen to what is says today in Psalm 18:4-6:

The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

questionMark-backgroundThere are two ways to look at what happens today in this Psalm.  Both are true, by the way.

Way number one is to focus on the trouble and the pain that the Psalmist felt.  He was legitimately scared and worried. Death lingered.  He was distressed.  He was afraid.  We aren’t sure what was going in his life, but whatever it was, it wasn’t a good thing.

He probably felt at the end of his rope.  He probably felt like giving up.

We can focus on this. We can focus on the troubles and pains of the world, of the day. We can focus on all these things.

And today will be terrible day.

Or, we can focus on the second part of this passage.  The Psalmist cried for help. And God heard him.  His cried reached God. God heard, God understood. And God will send help.

God heard him in his pain. And will not leave nor forsake him.

God hears our hurts, our pain, our loss, our worry, our stuff.  God hears, God knows, and God never leaves.

No matter what.

So, today, what kind of day will it be. Will we focus on the problems in our lives that overwhelm us?  Or will we focus on God that never leaves, in spite of the trouble. The God that sends help, each day?

Today, what kind of day will it?

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