Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Chuck Adair on May 06, 2021

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Psalm 28

To you, O LORD, I call;
    my rock, be not deaf to me,
  lest, if you be silent to me,
    I become like those who go down to the pit.
  Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
    when I cry to you for help,
  when I lift up my hands
    toward your most holy sanctuary.
  Do not drag me off with the wicked,
    with the workers of evil,
  who speak peace with their neighbors
    while evil is in their hearts.
  Give to them according to their work
    and according to the evil of their deeds;
  give to them according to the work of their hands;
    render them their due reward.
  Because they do not regard the works of the LORD
    or the work of his hands,
  he will tear them down and build them up no more.
  Blessed be the LORD!
    For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
  The LORD is my strength and my shield;
    in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
  my heart exults,
    and with my song I give thanks to him.
  The LORD is the strength of his people;
    he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
  Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
    Be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Today’s Truth

We can walk through life and each changing day one of two ways: we can set our eyes on our circumstances that change daily or set our eyes on the God of the cross, the One who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Discussion Questions
  1. What is difficult about believing that God hears you when you pray and present your requests to Him?
  2. As you wait for God to respond to your prayer, what keeps you from focusing on His eternal promises instead of focusing on your circumstances?
  3. When your circumstances don't feel like they align with the promises of God, what do you turn to for peace?

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