Monday’s Moment

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul (Psalm 69:1).
The psalmist cried unto God for deliverance from his enemies. He compared the attack by his enemies as one who is drowning. Perhaps, we each have felt this distress at some time in our lives.
In this time of distress the psalmist realized some very important factors, which we must realize when we find ourselves attacked by our enemies. First: he realized that he was in “trouble” and needed help. Let us remember that there is never a time that we can live without God. Every minute of every day we need God in our lives. We need God when life is going so well and we especially need God when times are difficult. Most of the time, it is not difficult for us to seek God when difficulties come into our lives, but sadly God is often forgotten when the days are easy.
Secondly: the psalmist remembered that it is God and only God who can truly deliver us from the enemy. Solomon proved that salvation and satisfaction are not found in self, substance or sensuality. Since Adam and Eve sought satisfaction in the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, man has followed their example. Adam and Eve were not satisfied in that fruit and no man ever is. God is the one who can deliver us from the clutches of Satan and God is the only one who can deliver us safely home to Heaven.
This much we know: troubles will come into the lives of everyone. You have had troubles, you are facing troubles or troubles are on the way. The invitation from Christ remains open: “come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden” (Matthew 11:28).
This day, whatever the situation, wherever you are going, whatever you are doing: make sure that you are with God.