What Do You Do When Trapped in a Cave

by Chuck Adair on November 22, 2021

What Do You Do When Trapped in a Cave

Psalm 142

With my voice I cry out to the LORD;
    with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD.
 I pour out my complaint before him;
    I tell my trouble before him.

 When my spirit faints within me,
    you know my way!
In the path where I walk
    they have hidden a trap for me.
 Look to the right and see:
    there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
    no one cares for my soul.

 I cry to you, O LORD;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”
 Attend to my cry,
    for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
    for they are too strong for me!
 Bring me out of prison,
    that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
    for you will deal bountifully with me.

Today’s Truth

God is a trustworthy refuge, regardless of situation or circumstance. We find deliverance and freedom when we wholeheartedly cry out to Him.

Discussion Questions
  1. Spend some time reflecting on your prayer life. Do you feel like you can honestly talk to God, or do you feel like you can’t talk to Him because of your sins?
  2. Take some time to talk to God. If you’re in the midst of hardship and feel like you’re in a cave, try to frame your prayer like David did. If you’re celebrating God’s goodness in this season of life, give him thanks!

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