Read Psalm 3
There is nothing like trouble to get us to look to the Lord. That’s what David did when fleeing from his own son, Absalom, who wanted David’s throne.
There are a few options when trouble comes. We could cower in fear. Fret and worry about how it will all turn out. We could try to fight off the trouble in our own strength. We could deny the trouble exists. We could turn to the Lord and trust Him to lead us and protect us.
Sometimes we might even try more than one of these options. Like David who started out in fear, yet turned to the Lord in the end. We might try handling it in our strength only to find our self exhausted and no better off, and only then turn to God for help. The point is turn to the Lord.
Trouble will come. Jesus told us there will always be tribulation, but He also said “Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
How are you handling troubles?
Remember Jesus said He is with us always. In Him we can do all things because He strengthens us.
Lord, lead us to turn to you first. In you we find peace, security, and joy. Thanks for saving us from sin and leading us to eternal life in Christ. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.