Gleanings 

Devotionals

9-20-2021


Thank you for reading this devotion and I pray you will receive help from the Lord for whatever you’re facing today as we consider “Who to Take our Troubles To” and my scripture text is Psalm 4:1 where we read “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.” (KJV)


We know that the Psalmist David knew what it meant to have distressing times in his life. I’m sure he had days that he wished he could have just started over again with a clean slate. There were moments in David’s life when he had to enter the Throne Room by way of prayer at a moment’s notice. Have you ever been there? Are you there right now? The amazing fact is that with every distress David encountered, he knew WHO to take his troubles to.

 

Child of God, we can be assured of the fact that Satan would love nothing better than to destroy us, our family and any chance of us having a legitimate testimony for our Savior. David faced the onslaught of Satan to discourage and destroy him, but he knew WHO to go to for help. Dr. James Jones has said, “There are two things the Psalmist knew how to do very well, pray and praise.” Because the Psalmist David knew that he could call on God in his distresses and have the mercy of God’s hearing and answering bestowed upon his heart and life, he could praise the God that never let him down nor led him astray. Because David knew WHO to take his troubles to, he enjoyed the blessing of verse 8 in this chapter. “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” (KJV) 

 

Pastor Joey Durham