Psalm 34:19 – ‘A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.’
Anyone who has turned from their self-seeking path to Christ for salvation has discovered that Christ’s presence in our lives does not mean we are free from trouble. Troubles are a reality that Christ told his disciples are a part of this life (Jn. 16:33). The Psalmist reminds us of the good news that the person who trusts in God will find trouble is never the final answer.
Troubles turn our minds to Christ and gives him the opportunity to show himself good and powerful in our lives. Jesus said, ‘…do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me’ (Jn. 14:1). Jesus tells his disciples that they have control over their heart’s condition. They can choose to believe God when they are tempted to be troubled by a situation, or they can give into fear and lose sight of God’s love, power, and provision.
When troubles come, trust in Christ’s love and His desire to use all things for good. Believe in Him to deliver you. Desperate prayers lead to clear answers to the glory of His name.
Heavenly Father, please help me to trust you with my troubles today. I thank you Jesus for your teaching that you move mountains in prayer. I rejoice in your power to use all things for good. Amen.