Who Do You Go To?

With Nat Crawford

May 22, 2020



Just a Thought

One of my favorite movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s a story of the value of relationships and second chances. Well, there’s this scene where George Bailey is in a real bad spot. He doesn’t go where he should go to the people he can trust and rely on. Instead, he goes to old man Potter, who promptly shames George and proceeds to call the police.

Who do you call in your worst trials? Well, King David tells us who we should call.

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).

Kind David experienced much undue hardship. He was God’s anointed and hunted continually by someone he cared for, King Saul. Yet, he didn’t take matters into his own hands. He turned to the one who could do something about it. God.

God saw all the pain and suffering David experienced. God cared and delivered him from his fear. God sees all the pain and suffering you’re experiencing. He cares, and he will deliver you from all your fear.

Whatever you are doing. Wherever you are at, stop and pray to God to deliver you from the fear you’re facing today. He will if you let Him.

Read Psalm 34.

Reflect

Psalm 34 has two halves. What would you call part 1? Part 2? What does David mean by “taste and see that the Lord is good”? What promises do you see in this Psalm?

Respond

How does your life taste right now? How would it taste if you found your satisfaction with God? What fears do you need God to relieve you from?

Prayer 

Father, I want to taste and experience your goodness. Help me to do so today. Amid all my fears, remove them from me, and bring me your peace. Amen.    

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Part 1: Psalm 34:1-1I 4)Sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Part 2: Psalm 34:12- 22) The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. Memory verse 15) The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
This whole situation is difficult for us all. I will be thinking of you and I understand your concerns and I feel them myself. I know we, who love Christ, are in His Hands. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Dear God please help me overcome my fear and anxiety about returning to work next week. Nobody knows the date. Nobody knows what my job will look like. It won't be the job I've had. Help me trust that you'll help me get back into a routine and that my new job will be better for me in the end because you are in charge. Help ease my anxiety while I wait to hear when I need to physically return to the building. Please God hear my plea, show me the road.
Prayer Father, I want to taste and experience your goodness. Help me to do so today. Amid all my fears, remove them from me, and bring me your peace. Amen.
DEAR ABBA FATHER;THANKYOUJESUS!@TODAY ERIKA FROM THE CHEVY PLACE CALLED ME FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR MEMORIAL DAY TO APPLY FOR A SPARK 2020 BLACK;PLEASE HELP ME WIPE THIS FEAR ;I JUST NEED A CAR MY OLD CAR BREAKS ALOT I AM TIRED TO FIX IT;SO PRAY FOR ME JESUS;FOR A DECENT PMT w/full coverage;I dont know my credit;& my husband needs a vehicle;too;I need your HELP JEHOVAH GOD TO HELP ME PAY THIS NEW CAR AND KEEP IT;ThankyouJesus!@MAY 22;2020 FRIDAY;your child;Virginia r.gomez garcia@&my family@;etc;
Awesome 🔥
Father you are sovereign and in control of everything! These days I’ve been overwhelmed with the injustice done to the innocent by people they trusted to represent them ! Many suffer , died and livelihoods ruined ! Help us , guide us and heal us ! In Jesus name I pray Amen 🙏✝️🇺🇸
I have confidence and trust in the Lord that He will deliver us from all fear if we ask Him, read His Word and believe. Lord, "Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death; we will fear no evil for Thou art with us" (Psalm 23v4 ). Thank You for Your faithfulness, mercy, love and grace.
Thanks for sharing! Fear is natural and at times right! I'm not afraid of death, but dying sure doesn't sound fun! As we struggle with trials of various kinds let us all keep our eyes on our King!
I prayed for you Judith, pray you can let go and let God.
This devo was God orchestrated, and I ask for prayers that God will deliver me from ALL fears. That would be amazing and many days I do feel stronger in my faith walk, byr6 when my illness raises its ugly head, and they can't figure out, I do get really worried. I guess that's the human nature, but I thank you for this wonderful Word and ask for prayers for deliverance from any fears and for complete healing in my body. Thank you and any one soo much.
Thanks Judith. I try to remember that acronym for prayer: CATS - Confession, Adoration, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. All are important in communicating with God.
Hey Larry. Thank you for being honest. I would encourage you to read Ephesians 2. Remember, as a Christian, God doesn't make us work for His love. We work from His love. Though our behavior doesn't always glorify God, and I have no doubt we disappoint Him when we sin, I know when He sees us, He sees a masterpiece.
I fear that God is disappointed with me often. Help me to love you enough to not be a disappointment!
You have a willing spirit to let God or anyone else Help you before anything else will work:)
Praise God for helping me face my fears, and rest assured in His words for deliverance and a breakthrough. Amen !
I need to give praises as well as asking God for help and deliverance from my troubles.