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Out of the fire

Posted by appolus on May 9, 2015

furnacePsa 18:4-5 The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.

One of the wonderful things about the Psalms and the Scriptures in general is that they are totally honest. We catch an insight into the troubles of the hero’s of our faith and we realize that to a great degree they are just like us. The words of David above are so honest. How many times have we been afraid? How many times in our lives have circumstances threatened to overwhelm us? We are confronted with situations that we think we cannot possibly handle and in the natural that may very well be true.

Yet just before that David starts out with ” I will love you o Lord my strength.” He declares that the Lord is his rock and his fortress, his shield, his salvation and his stronghold. And then he honestly declares to the Lord his situation and how he is feeling and dealing with everything that is coming against him. Dont you love that about our Lord? Dont you love that we can be honest with Him and be faithful to Him while being honest about the situations we are facing? I believe that the Lord loves this. He deals with His children exactly where they are.

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