Text: Psalms 142: 1- 7
Theme: I will seek the lord my Refuge
I will seek the lord my Refuge continually for my hope rests on him. When troubles rise and all hope is lost my anchor holds within the Vail because Jesus’ mercy is unending. it endures forever. It never runs out.
David experienced first hand the wickedness of man. He was so tossed about by troubles of life that he was bereft of friends and family at a time. He was just a fugitive hiding from one cave to another. In fact his life is a chronicle of the various kinds of trials that can come to any man who has chosen the path of righteousness.
I love verse 1 a lot. It says:
I cry aloud to the lord I lift up my voice to the lord for mercy I pour out my complaints before him before him I tell my troubles. (NIV)
How often do you cry aloud to the lord like this? I do this a lot and it’s so much help. There are deep issues of life; complicated issues we may not be able to share with anyone. They are thorny issues central to our general well being. Some of them bother on our fundamental human rights. Sadly, the only available solutions or options are in stark contrast to God’s guideline for righteous living. But you’ve made a commitment to serve God.
Beloved Jesus is giving you an assurance this morning; there’s no mountain too high that our God cannot climb. Psalm 78 is so encouraging to me. A portion of it says that God created a road in the red Sea for the children of Israel to pass; a road no one knew was there… God has placed a secret road of escape and safety out of every situation that defy solutions in your life.
It is so refreshing to know that He knows the ending of every matter even before it begins. We just need to trust him with our impossible situations just like David. He is our refuge and our portion in the land of the living. So long a he is in our ship in an intimate honest relationship we truly do not need to fear any storm. He comes ready. Always!