Psalm 18:6 – But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes I prayed to my God for help, He heard me from His sanctuary; I cried to Him reached his ears.  16 He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters.  17 He rescued me from my powerful enemies come from those who hated me and were too strong for me.

I the Lord am an ever present help in the time of trouble.  Call to me.  My ear is attuned to the cry of my children.  I listen to every word and every cry.  No cry goes unnoticed.  I hear and I will answer.  Before you call I have already answered.  I have come down from heaven, descended to rescue all those who were captives – those held in prison by powerful enemies.  I defeated all those who were too strong for you because I love you.  Provision is available for you to more than overcome.  Rescue is only a call away.  You must rest assured that if you call, I will answer.

Do not doubt nor waiver, for I will not delay more than is perfectly necessary.  For these momentary trials and light afflictions are working for you a greater reward.  Receive my gift of long-suffering.  Receive my strength and joy.  For every testing of your faith serves to perfect you. To purify your thoughts and to convince you of my faithfulness.

Who will trust in me?  Who will look to me rather than their problems?  Lift up your eyes.  Where does your help come from?  Fear not, for I will hear and I will answer.  I have reached down and I will deliver you.  There’s no trouble in which I will leave you.  For you are my very own.  I’m calling you to trust me.  To test me and see if I am not worthy of your love, your worship, and your praise.  Are you in distress?  Call to me for help, for I will hear.  I will rescue and deliver.


For one growing up in church, they could get the idea that sanctification is a process. That one becomes holier the closer he adheres to God's law and commandments now that they have received the free gift of salvation. However, righteousness is completely free! It is available to us through the finished work of Christ. It is all His doing. All His work! None of our own, lest we should boast. This is good news!


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