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July 13, 2021

Today’s Promise

When Trouble Comes, Call on the Lord

Psalm 86:7

In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.


Your Day of Trouble

What do you do when you face a major problem that rocks your world? No matter who you are, there will be days of trouble. Sometimes you have caused them, and sometimes trouble just seems to show up at your doorstep.

Right now, you may be in a day of trouble. With all the layoffs, furloughing, and business closings, many of us are facing days of trouble. 

Your day of trouble may be that your life savings have taken a nose-dive over the last few months, or you are facing a major relationship issue. You may be facing a health issue that you have no idea how to handle.

How Will You Respond?

Since all of us are going to face a day of trouble, how should we respond? 

The first way you can respond is with fear and worry. It’s really easy to let the “what if?” train run uncontrolled through your mind. What if I lose my job?  What if we can’t make the car payment, what if, what if, what if? The “What if” train is long and fast, and once it gets going, it is hard to stop.

You can also respond to the day of trouble by complaining. It is easy to say this isn’t fair; I don’t deserve this. This is not my fault, and on and on. The “complain” train runs just as fast and is just as hard to stop as the worry and fear train.

However, a better way to respond is to call on the Lord. King David had his share of troubled days. Before he became king, Saul had placed a bounty on his head and was out for his life. He faced wars, enemies, betrayal and murder in his own family.

Yet David had learned the secret when facing days of trouble. David called upon the Lord. He knew that when He called upon the Lord, God would answer. 

When your day of trouble comes, call on the Lord. God will never leave you to face your day of trouble alone. He is ready and will answer you when you call on Him.

Look at that promise again.

In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me. – Psalms 86:7 

Make These Confessions.

  • When trouble comes, I will not fear or complain.
  • When trouble comes, I will call upon the Lord.
  • When I call upon the Lord, I know He will answer me.
  • God will never leave me to face my troubles and problems alone.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

So when you face a major problem or issue, will you climb on the “What if” or the “Complain” train, or will you respond by calling on the Lord.

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When have you called on the Lord in your day of trouble? Share your thoughts in the comments below.