Monday, April 15, 2013

15 April 2013 - Psalms 34: 15

Monday, April 15

The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones, and his ears are toward their cry for help. — Ps. 34:15

We often feel the need to be comforted. Especially is this the case when we are experiencing difficult situations. Family members and friends can usually give us a degree of comfort. At times, however, conditions that cause us distress are beyond human remedies. Only God can give us comfort regardless of how distressing our situation may be. His Word assures us: “Jehovah is near to all those calling upon him, . . . and their cry for help he will hear.” (Ps. 145:18, 19) But if we are to receive God’s support and comfort, we must place our trust in him. The psalmist David made that clear when he sang: “Jehovah will become a secure height for anyone crushed, a secure height in times of distress. And those knowing your name will trust in you, for you will certainly not leave those looking for you, O Jehovah.” — Ps. 9:9, 10 w11 10/15 3:1, 2