THURSDAY 14 April, 2016
Help, O King!
And when the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground and prostrated herself, and said, “Help, O king!”Then the king said to her, “What troubles you?” - 2 Samuel 14:4-5
When the woman came before David the King she cried out for his help. He asked her, “What troubles you?” David did not suspect this story to be untrue. But Joab set this whole scenario up without David knowing anything. It was a completely false situation.
However in real situations, when there is trouble in our lives we can come boldly to the throne room of our heavenly King. He will hear our requests and help us. Hebrews 4:16 says: …therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
God is able to help us in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1 says: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. He is close at hand to help us. It is important to know God’s infinite character. He is all sufficient, God Almighty the sustainer of all life. Psalm 22 is a Messianic Psalm relating the events of Christ on the cross. Meditate and think about what is written in chapter 22 verse 9:
But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.
Can He not help you? Tell Him all your troubles and wait on Him to act.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
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