God’s purpose in our fiery trials and tribulations

1 To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me. 3 Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. 4 Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Psalms 25:1-5 (NASB)

Doubting God and His promises, worrying about things that are in God’s control are sins. Our enemy focuses primarily in His attacks on us in attempts to bring us to a place where we doubt God. This struggle comes to all who commit themselves to serving God with their lives. The closer they draw to God, the more Satan or his forces attempt to bring discouragement and despair to bear on these believers in an attempt to thwart their devotion to their Lord.

Troubles will be with us until we leave these bodies to be with Him. Paul tells us that our role in this battle is to take up the whole armor of God so we can stand and not fall away. (Ephesians 6:10-20) Part of this armor is prayer. In fact, without prayer the rest of the armor would be of no effect in the battle. In this post we will look at Psalm 25, which is a prayer in which David plead with God for deliverance and forgiveness. View article →