World got you down? Surrounded by the enemy? Seem like you have nowhere to turn? We all have those moments in our lives. For some of us, they are but a moment. For others, those moments may seem like they have engulfed much of our days. I am going to keep this one short and to the point this time around. If…no…WHEN you hit those moments in our life like the world is closing in on you from all sides and you have nowhere to turn, this Psalm passage seems like a great place to turn to first. What a great reminder that God is listening! I am reminded of Matthew 7:7-8 in which Jesus assures us that God is listening if we only ask, seek, knock.
12 But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever; your name endures to all generations.
13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to favor it;
the appointed time has come.
14 For your servants hold its stones dear,
and have pity on its dust.
15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
and all the kings of the earth your glory.
16 For the Lord will build up Zion;
he will appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute,
and will not despise their prayer.
I don’t think you can go wrong when you turn your heart to God.