Panic and Prayer

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day seven)
“In my alarm I said, ‘I am cut off from your sight!’  Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. . .Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”  (vs 22, 24)  Sometimes I pray because I am afraid.  It isn’t faith that sends me to my knees.  It is fear, and I have nowhere else to go.  Sometimes I wonder how He could accept such a prayer, how easy it would be for Him to be frustrated with me for not having more faith, for letting life get the better of me.  But He never reprimands me.  I receive mercy and help!  David reports the same experience.  Aware of the weakness of his faith, he prayers, nevertheless, and God hears and helps!  God’s grace is sufficient even for people who panic into His presence.  “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. I am so very thankful that we can truly celebrate Easter every day by recognizing He is ALIVE and “….He was fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest…..”

    I was reminded recently about the fact that Jesus had very real emotions…. just like us….but He always took them to His Father and allowed Him to put them in their correct place. He has been teaching me to do the same recently…. to live above that soulish realm. It is such an amazing (although difficult at times) lesson/privilege that is only possible because of what our Savior did for us. May He be praised forever more!

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