Help Me, Great God!

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Today's reading: Psalm 70:1-5

When we're going through tough times, we can call out to God and ask Him to help, comfort, and strengthen us. That's exactly what we see David doing here, but a big part of David's prayer (and I believe his help) is recognizing and praising of God for His goodness in the middle of his distress.

"May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, 'God is great!'" (vs. 4)

It's so easy to turn our focus on ourselves when circumstances aren't the best in our lives. As such, making sure praising God—regardless of our situation or what we're asking of Him—is important. Praising God serves to focus us properly on God rather than fixating on ourselves and our circumstances, which is why it's such a necessary part of every prayer.

What do your prayers look like when you're in the middle of trying circumstances? How does praising God when you're hurting positively impact your attitude and thinking? Do you have any examples you'd care to share with us? Tami

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Tami
"May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, 'God is great!'" (vs. 4)

Today would have been my late husband and my 51st wedding anniversary.
I can rejoice in the Lord in my salvation knowing that it is secure in the Lord. Illness,death,debt and etc are not things that we can say will not happen to us,but God is so faithful to His promise and salvation is one that we can know we can trust him wholly
Praising the Lord in the middle of trying circumstances is a comfort and and encouragement that God is my Help and He is Great all of the time!

God wants us to be in touch with Him at all times. In both the good and the bad times, God wants to hear from us. At all times we should be praising Him for His constant care of us no matter what is happening. This praise will turn our focus from us and to God, where it should always be. This also helps us learn to depend on God to get us through each situation which will bring Him even more glory and praise from us...and others.

Here is example of a prayer to our
Heavenly Father You are mighty indeed and you have all power, honor and glory you are magnificent and you are the Morning star.
I love you Lord and I praise you because you are my savior and my God.

You see I have grown so much closer to our Lord and Savior in the past 8 months as my wife has filed for divorce
, I was recently diagnosed with cancer in my right jaw and I recently lost my job as well.

But my hope and trust is in Jesus and his plan for my life.
So I come before you knowing that he has and he will be taking care of me.

Thank you everyone for sharing today. I prayed for each of you, asking God to let you feel His presence in an unmistakable way and that He would sustain and encourage you in your specific circumstances.

“When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:17-18).

Tami

Thank you so much Tami, for these words of comfort and encouragement!
Some great verses to memorize too.

God bless you for going the extra "mile" to encourage us!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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