Day # 2 of promises. Oh there are so many, we are so blessed. Many of us don't realize all the promises God makes to us if we just know and follow His direction.
Psalm 50:15- Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify me.
Psalm 91:14- Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him.
The promise: God will deliver us! Take us from our troubles and set us on a rock high above our enemies. now this is not a literal rock, but rather a state of being. the outer circumstances of our troubles may not go away immediately, but the peace God brings to it helps us through.
Our part: There are things we need to do in order to take hold of God's promises. In Ps. 50 He tells us we need to call out to Him. We need to share our troubles with Him, ask for His help and direction. In Ps. 91, He says those who set their love upon God will be delivered. Setting our love on God means out hearts must be set on Him we need to give our hearts to Him. Making sure that He takes first place in all things. We need to have our hearts dependent upon God and again He says He will deliver us.
The last few words in Ps. 50 sums up the benefits of taking hold this promise of deliverance.
It says..."I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me" To glorify our God is why we are here. So another responsibility we have after being delivered is to bear witness to God's deliverance.
Next time we find ourselves in trouble and feel like we are drowning, remember these two verses(they are just 2 of many that promise deliverance), Call on God and set your hearts on Him and we will be delivered!
Deliver me Lord from my enemies
Pluck me from this stormy sea.
Set me high upon a rock.
Set this captive free.
That evil knows You're in control
Make our troubles small and our faith grow
We surrender our hearts to You Oh Lord,
Letting Your Glory show.