Troubled or Worried?

                       In the day of trouble, I will seek the Lord, Psalm 77

 This Psalm has a corporate focus, where a body of God’s people are being reminded of what God did in the past for His redeemed who were at His right hand, whom He led like a flock. This particular community of  people were laminating and one person recognized as a community that the well-being of one affected the well-being of the whole community. In this psalm the member of the community is crying out to God regarding their day of trouble.

As a member of the community, this person encouraged the other community members to unite and seek the good of the whole. They were to remember and meditate on God and His promises and His mighty deeds when things were better. Doing so would give them confidence for what God has planned for their future.

Reflection 1: So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another (Romans 12:5). A redeemed people, citizens of the kingdom. Under the kingship of Jesus, being lead by the Holy Spirit. As God’s people, adopted children we have direct contact with the Father who keeps His promises. And as a believer or citizen of the kingdom we are to lookout for the interest and welfare (well-being) of others (Philippians 2:4).

Reflection 2: This troubled world cannot affect your future. For God has plans for your welfare (well-being) in giving you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He says pray and call upon Him, He will hear you. And when you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:12-14). Jesus expands on what God said in that as believers we are to seek the Kingdom of God and not worry or be troubled (Matthew 6:33). And apostle Paul encourages believers to not be anxious about anything and in any situation pray and put their petition in with thanksgiving when presenting their request to God (Philippians 4:6).

Let not your heart be troubled, Love from the Father.

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