“When the waves of death surrounded me, The floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry entered His ears.
II Samuel 22:5‭-‬7 NKJV

Moments of trial are inevitable even for the righteous. There are times God’s people must go through harrowing experiences despite their faithfulness and commitment to God and His purposes.

Such painful situations when they happen are not necessarily punishment for our sins nor allowed by God to drown us or afflict our souls. Rather, they are meant to draw us closer to God and to refine us as silver in the furnace.

The time of distress is not an occasion for the righteous to complain, grumble or grow cold in our love and commitment to God and His work. Instead, such time provides a great opportunity to further trust in God and to experience His miraculous deliverance.

You too like David can prevail in your travail if you will follow in the pattern of life the Lord Jesus leaves for us in the moments of trouble. When the unexpected happens, simply develop the attitude of faith and action of prayer by acknowledging His presence with you, and calling upon Him amid your distress.

Once your cry enters His ears, He will hear your voice and deliver you from all your troubles. May the Lord grant you the courage to trust and call upon Him today as He is willing to rescue you from all your distress. Good morning and do have a fruitful and victorious week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola