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Life’s Difficulties

“Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth,  burning coals blazed out of it.” Psalm 18:8

Again, David turns to the power of God, but this time reveals the Lord coming to his rescue. David knew God as the deliverer, and the astonishing truth is God continues to rescue His children. His hand is upon us, and His eyes do not close.

Like David, we need to be ever present asking for His intervention. David knew God as all-powerful and was not intimidated by his surroundings even if all were falling around him. God isn’t asking us to buck up and be stronger. He isn’t sitting in heaven and saying we need to figure it all out. He desires to be involved.

How do we see God in our midst? Think of the worst situation in life right now and ask, “Is God in it”? Is He more powerful than what we are seeing? When our mind is convinced that God is all powerful, we can walk through the deepest waters and keep our heads above water. We are not drowning in life’s persecutions, because praise is keeping us from sinking our hearts in despair. Joy keeps our focus on who God is, and when He is all powerful, then we know He is our strength.

 Today in the workplace:

How do you understand God in life’s difficulties?

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What to do with a Troubled Heart
Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:17

There is no greater answer for our troubles than to have a conversation with our Lord. Not a one-sided conversation but truly enter a time of listening. Often, we want to share our anguish but how regularly do we want to hear feedback. This prayer takes more than sharing our troubles for it takes waiting in His presence and receiving instruction.

We all have a trusted friend we share the troubles of our heart with but what if we looked towards God as a trusted friend and confidant. He is ready to hear from us and will help us as our friend with the problems we carry.

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

He calls us his friends and His desire is to sit with us in our troubles and anguish. His friendship is motivated by love for us for His very essence is love for us. When He approaches our problems, he hears them through love, so I’m not sure why we wait to carry all our difficulties to our friend.

Today in the Workplace
What trouble do you have that you can take to your friend?
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