The word for cry, ‘qara,’
is future tense and means when I cry, or when next I cry because of the
hardships that surround me, referring to David, in times of trouble.
Thus David has but one
response to trouble when it comes into his life, and that response is to turn
David knows that this is
the devils world, and that trouble is always around the next corner. It is just
a matter of time when trouble will come into his life.
It is the same with you
and me, and with us all. This is the devils world. By default, trouble is out
there and will find us sooner or later.
Sometimes that trouble will
be small, like a broken finger nail. Sometimes the trouble will be great. Like the
death of a loved one. And then there are all of the possible troubles in
between, so numerous that they cannot be counted.
What is your reaction
when trouble raises its head in your life? Do you complain? Do you whine? Do
you look for someone to blame? Do you feel sorry for yourself?
Or, do you look to God,
accepting that trouble will occur, knowing that it will never be at times of
convenience, but knowing that God will have a solution for you, even if it is
in the simple training of your mental attitude over that problem. Will you, can
you, maintain some poise and self control when trouble occurs.
Perhaps trouble has to
enter into your life several times before your training helps you to learn how
to deal with it.
Perhaps you are hard
headed enough such that you just do not learn.
Perhaps it takes several
types of trouble before the light comes on inside of your head.
All of life’s
experiences are designed to test your spiritual growth in one way or another.
Most people fail.
God always hears your
call for help. God always hears you through His holy hill, Zion, which refers
to Bible doctrine. Out from His holy hill.
Zion is the tallest
point in the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the city of peace. Peace refers to
spiritual maturity for that is the end result of maturity. Zion refers to the
content of doctrine, the mountain of doctrine, that produces and supports that
peace through maturity.
Therefore, help comes
from God, through doctrine, which comes to you through learning. You cannot use
what you do not know.
Selah, is a pause or a
rest. Many are the plans and opinions of man, but Gods plan goes right on,
regardless of mans view.