Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Scripture

Psalm 10 A Prayer of Helplessness
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the NLT uses the term helpless in this psalm. I didn't particulary like this term as I don't think of myself as helpless when I know that God is my strength. Anyway, I wanted to see some of the other terms in different translations. Here are some other terms I found: innocent, poor, victims, afflicted, humble.

So that didn't help all that much. Time to pull out the Strong's Concordance and Dictionary. The word poor is used in the KJV and it has two translations back into Hebrew. One means depressed and one means unhappy wretch.
And in verse 17 KJV uses the term humble.

Observation

There is so much evil, wickedness, and grief in the world and is desribed in this psalm. It can often seem that the evil of this world is overcoming the good. In this psalm we see that in verse 10 The helpless are overwhelmed and collapse;
they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
Using the Hebrew definations - we can be overcome with unhappiness at the situations.

But the "helpless" find their strength through trust in the Lord because He is our defender. We see this in verse 14 But you do see the trouble and grief they cause. You take note of it and punish them. The helpless put their trust in you. You are the defender of orphans.

God hears us and listens to our cries. This psalm starts off in verse 1 by asking God why he seems so far away and hidden from us. But the end of the psalm in verse 17 we know that God hears our cries and comforts us.


Application

The more time we spend with God, the closer we get to Him. The deeper we grow in our relationship with the Lord, the more we can see Him working in our lives. This increases our faith and trust in Him and therefore we always know that He hears us when we are crying out to Him during our inevitable times of pain, suffering and sadness.


Prayer

Dear Lord, thank you for always be in my life and for giving me strength when I am overwhelmed and feeling down. Help me to keep my routines and a positive attitude so that I do not get overwhelmed.

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