A few months ago I received some bad news. My intital reaction was to text family and friends but then I remembered what I had heard in a sermon I listened to a few weeks priot. The preacher was explaining how in a crisis he always turns to scripture to get a word from God first so I decided to do the same. Well not quite but I put on some worship music and began to fight the battle in my mind. As I worshiped God and declared He is a mighty warrior who is great in battle, I felt so encouraged.
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me.
Psalm 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted.
Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
Sometimes in times of crisis it is to easy to run to the phone and share with the world your problems but that’s not what we ought to do. Yes sharing your burdens with others is helpful in that people can stand with you in prayer “for one can chase a thousand but two ten thousand.” However before we ask people to chase tens of thousands with us, we have to place the problems before God first. That evening as soon as I finished worshiping God, I left the situation at God’s throne . He knew this day would come BUT I am trusting Him fully because ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR MY GOOD.