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In The Day Of Trouble

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me Psalm 86:7


These are troubled times in our nation.  In troubled times some “gut it out” in their strength, hoping to get past the day of trouble.  Some despair into addictive behaviors or even suicide.  God’s people call upon him, like David testifies in Psalm 86.  As we read this verse we see that the confidence to call in this day of trouble is based on the calling and receiving that David has experienced in his past.
Our neediness is evident:
  • Over 100,000 dead due to an invisible enemy–COVID–19
  • 41,000,000 of our fellow citizens have lost their jobs.
  • According to a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses do not reopen following a disaster. On top of that, another 25% fail within one year.
  • I think we are all sickened by the video of George Floyd’s life ebbing away under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and disturbed by the rioting and destruction that followed.  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.  Psalm 89:14
On that first Pentecost, the Christ followers of that time, 120 in number, were “sheltering in place” for fear of the authorities.  They were in one accord.  They prayed.  God answered on the first Pentecost Sunday with an enduement of his Holy Spirit that changed those disciples;  one that changed the world.

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, is Pentecost Sunday–50 days after Easter.

Would you join me today at 7 PM in earnest prayer for God to move powerfully amidst this Day of Trouble?  This will be a “Facebook Live” event.  You can join here at 7 PM tonight.

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.  Psalm 86:7

The God to whom David prayed, the God to whom those first 120 disciples prayed–He has not changed.  Let’s seek him together this evening.

All grace to you,

Pastor Mike

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