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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
June 29, 2001

I pray to you, Lord God, and I beg you to listen.
In days filled with trouble, I search for you.
And at night I tirelessly lift my hands in prayer,
refusing comfort.

Our Lord, I will remember the things you have done,
your miracles of long ago.
I will think about each one of your mighty deeds.
Everything you do is right,
and no other god compares with you.
You alone work miracles,
and you have let nations see your mighty power.

Psalm 77:1-2, 11-14 (CEV*)

We are not promised an easy life. Most of us will experience "days filled with trouble" or certainly at least difficult times. The question is how we approach these times.

The psalmist approaches these times by going to God. He tirelessly lifts his hands in prayer. He searches for God.

He does not pray and search without reason for hope. He remembers the mighty deeds of God. He recalls that everything God does is right. So he goes to God knowing he can trust God and God can do anything.

The difference between a person of faith and a person without faith is not that one faces trials in life and the other doesn't. Both do. The difference is that the person of faith gives their problems to God, trusting that God is good and can handle anything.

Do you bring your problems to God? Do you trust in the goodness and power of God? Do you pray tirelessly?

Bill Samuel

* Contemporary English Version ©1995 American Bible Society.

©2001 Friends in Christ, Inc.

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