The Key From The Prison of Distress
Posted: Thursday, May 21
1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
Verse of the day:
In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:5)
In Psalm 118:5, David is reminiscing about those seasons of his life where he had been in distress. I love his transparency to admit that not everything in his life was perfect all the time. More than once, David had found himself imprisoned by distress and in need of deliverance. We don’t know the circumstances. All we know is that he felt like a prisoner of his own emotions. Have you ever felt like David? Have you ever felt imprisoned by worry, grief, pessimism, or fear? Yeah, I thought so. I have as well.
Well, I have good news for you today! The key to get out of the prison of distress is prayer. Tell God how you feel and ask Him to set you free from distress. God will hear your prayer and He will give you peace. You may ask, why is it so important to pray in my distress? When you pray to God in the middle of your distress, you are proclaiming God’s power, mercy, and faithfulness. It is in those times of great difficulty that – as you pray – you will experience the goodness of God.
Prayer is the key to peace and freedom! Have you prayed today?