Four Reasons Why You Can Rejoice When You are In Trouble: Part IV
Scripture: Psalm 31:7-8
©2015 Frieda P. Smith
As we look at the fourth reason why we can rejoice when we are in trouble (for those of you who missed the first and reasons, you will have to go back and read Part I, II, and III), David declares in Psalm 31:8, “You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy.”
In verse 4, David asked God to pull him out of the net others had secretly laid. In other words, David was in the hands of his enemies. His enemies had David under their control and at their complete mercy.
There is someone reading this message right now who is in the same predicament David was. You may not be entangled in a physical net, but someone has you entangled in a situation that you cannot seem to get out.
Your “net” may be financial trouble with your mortgage company, and they are about to foreclose on your house. You cannot seem to get out of the “net”.
For someone else, your “net” may be a legal action; someone has taken you to court, and you cannot seem to settle the case. Not only is time being spent but also money for attorneys is crippling your finances.
An ungodly relationship has someone caught in a “net” (yes, we get caught up in those, too!). It began as an innocent friendship, but now you are entangled in the ungodly practices and behaviors of your partner.
There may be someone reading this who has backslid and is now entangled in a “net” that has been cast by satan himself, but I declare on this day that whatever “net” you are in right now, you can still rejoice because our God will not shut you up into the hand of the enemy!
In other words, your enemies may have their hands on you right now, but God is still able to deliver you out of their hands! Their hands will not close over you!
For in the 3rd chapter of the Old Testament Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar asked the young men of God a question before they were about to be thrown into the fire: “Who is that God who shall deliver you out of my hands?”
In the midst of your trouble, remember that if you are a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, the same God who delivered Shadrach, Mechach, and Abednego out of the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar will deliver you, too!
You may be in the “net” now, but rejoice anyhow, because you are not staying there!
In the midst of your trouble, you can still rejoice!
For God is still merciful,
God sees your trouble and your troublemakers,
God knows your reputation in the time of trouble,
And God will never shut you up in the hand of the enemy!
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage (Psalm 27:14)…and while you are waiting, rejoice and be glad!
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