One-Minute Word, 3/4

David has confessed his sin and is assured of God’s pardon, as we can be, and proclaims his gratitude (see Psalm 32:1-5), then:

Therefore let all who are faithful
    offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
    shall not reach them.
You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. 
– Psalm 32:6-7

Perhaps in recent days you have felt the rush of mighty waters attempting to reach you, threatening to overcome you. At this, and every other time of distress, forgiven people can offer prayer to God and be reminded of the precious promise: God is a hiding place for me; the Lord preserves me; ultimately, despite the stormy trial, God surrounds me with joy.

Pray through the deep distress and expect our faithful God’s deliverance. Amen.

Pastor Joe