Psalm 55 – Troubled Thoughts

“Listen to my prayer, O God,
    do not ignore my plea;
    hear me and answer me.”
Psalm 55:1-2

Psalm for Reflection: Troubled ThoughtsPsalm 55:1-2

Listen to my prayer, O God,
    do not ignore my plea;
    hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught.

Prayerfully reflect on this psalm verse throughout the day today. Meditate on every word: “Listen to my prayer, O God … My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught.” Life is not always joyful. Often we search the Scriptures looking for comfort, assurance, and hope. And while we will most definitely find those things, we will also find pleas of desperation, despair, and hopelessness. Sometimes it will even feel like we had written them ourselves.

In times of pain and distress, particularly emotional and mental stress, it is amazing how helpful it is to know that we are not alone. The psalmists knew all too well the troubles we face today; every emotion we feel, they felt too. And what we learn from them is that faith is the key to victory. They trusted in the power of God (not their own might) and were delivered. So today, take comfort knowing that you are not alone. The Lord is with you — and by persevering in faith and prayer, He will deliver you

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2 comments on “Psalm 55 – Troubled Thoughts

  1. Tommie Gatlin

    Thank you for this post. In the battlefield of the mind there is hope. The Psalmist says many times why so downcast O my soul? Then he answers his own question by saying, put thy Hope in God. When our hope shifts from God to ourselves we become down cast, weak and the enemy knows when to attack. Yet we have a Hope and his name is Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas and thank you for your ministry!

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