July 12, 2016

Today you should read: Psalm 31

What’s the last crisis you encountered?  A time when you weren’t sure you could go on?  When everything seemed like it was failing and falling around you?

Maybe it was financial – things just turned bad or everything broke at once.

Maybe it was physical – a report from the doctor that changed everything.

Maybe it was relational – your friends, your kids, or even your marriage.

If you’re not there now, and haven’t been for a while – don’t ask if you will be, just simply when.  Life is short and full of trouble.

Where should you turn the next time you end up there?  Psalm 31!  It will really encourage you.

God’s love is unfailing

God knows what you’re going through

God cares deeply about the pain in your soul

I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. (v.7)

God’s goodness to us is great (even in the struggles)  – He lavishes it on us

God protects us

God blesses us in front of everybody

How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you.  You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. (v.19)

So, look to God and be encouraged!

So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord! (v.24)

  • Which of these promises means the most to you right now?
  • Which has meant the most in the past?
  • How could you use this to encourage someone else today?

By: Tim Parsons

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

3 thoughts on “July 12, 2016”

  1. Adversity. Just the sound of the word alone has a bristling affect upon the ear. It is the great big unwelcome mat before that next entryway that you seem destined to walk through.
    It doesn’t make us frail, but instead reveals how frail we really are. David shows us how to turn adversity into assurance. The Word shows us that the Lord delights in showing his preserving power to the weakest vessel. Amen to that!

    Thank you for Jumpstart today!

  2. I have to admit that the v.19 is one of the promises that my family and I have witnessed the most in our lives. God had really blessed us before the eyes of the people who wished us evil!

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