Good Wednesday Dear Church,
I hope and pray that you are having a wonderful week! I try to read through the book of Psalms relatively frequently, and the other day I was reading through Psalm 4. In Psalm 4, the Psalmist wrestles with various doubts and questions. He deals with questions of humiliation (vs. 2), dishonesty (vs. 2), anger and frustration (vs. 4), and the appearance of evil (vs. 6). But the Psalmist stays steadfast and says, "The Lord hears when I call to him" (vs. 3) and ends by exclaiming, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety" (vs. 8).
You know, every day on my way to the church, I pray my way through the Lord's Prayer. And in the prayer, I start by calling out to my Heavenly Father. I can only do that because of what Psalm 4 assures me of, "The Lord hears when I call to him." So when I feel anxious, when I'm having a bad week, when my life seems turned upside down, I know that he hears me. He makes me dwell in safety. He gives me peace and my soul rest.
So Christian, are you feeling tossed by the storms of life? Are you being drowned by a torrent of guilt? Are you overwhelmed by waves of shame? Are you feeling completely powerless in the gales?
The Lord hears when you call to him. And you can do so, because he has called you his own.
Southern Heights Christian Church
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