Faith In Difficulty


Psalm 54 is a perfect picture of what faith looks like in the face of difficult circumstances. Go ahead, read it! It is seven verses long.

Save me, O God, by Your name,
And vindicate me by Your power.
Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
5 He will recompense the evil to my foes;
Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

6 Willingly I will sacrifice to You;
I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good.
For He has delivered me from all trouble,
And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

David asks God to save him which is a now request and yet confidently states that he has been delivered from the very situation which still needs solved naturally. He finishes saying, “…my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.” He was confident, (in faith) about something which desperately still needed to take place in the natural.

We can use David’s position of faith as a model for how we should respond to difficult circumstances – look at it with honest assessment then confidently see it from heaven’s perspective.

You are loved,


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