Calamities

Psalms 57:1  Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

This verse is so comforting, a balm for weary souls facing calamities. Which we all face from time to time. Granted some calamities are worse than others but in the moment we are facing them we’re just trying to get through it. Trying to come out the other side in one piece.

If our souls as David’s are trusting in God then all we need to do is seek the shadow of His strong wings. Repeatedly we are told not to fear (366 times to be exact), to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, to let the Lord fight for us, etc. All we have to do is seek Him, trust Him, give it all to Him.

However, if our souls reject and deny God then we are on our own. We have only ourselves to rely on and well that’s not a good place to be. We have to face our calamities relying only upon our own wits and maybe the wits of a few friends or family. All of whom are human just like us, are facing their own issues and are just as weak spiritually as we are. This is a terrifying place to be.

Tonight I ask you to consider this Psalm, consider if you like David cry out to God your Creator for mercy? or do you go it alone lost, alone, helpless, hopeless? I pray you are crying out to God trusting in your soul for His protection because you are His!

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