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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)
TITLE: Be Released From Anguish
By Julie Ruspoli
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In Psalm 18, King David tells of his lamentations to God during his imprisonment.
The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The sorrows of Sheol surround me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God’
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
King David used the other 47 verses of Psalm 18 to describe how God delivered him from his distress and how God released him from his anguish. King David trusted in God during this extremely trying time in his life. When his anguish was over he exalted God with the following.
The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
It is God who avenges me,
And subdues the peoples under me;
He delivers me from my enemies,
You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the violent man.
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles,
And sing praises to Your name.
Without King David’s complete trust and faithfulness in God, he could not have had the enormous strength that prevailed in him during his imprisonment. Be released from the anguish in your life; trust in God to provide comfort and strength every day of your life.
“Dear Heavenly Father, guide me daily for you are my rock. I come to you as did King David, to seek the comfort and strength only you my God can provide. I come to you to be released from anguish by trusting only in You. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.”
Bible verses, Psalm 18 NKJV
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