When Trouble Comes – Psalm 9

I’ve never known how it feels to be one of our foster children, heartbroken because of separation from their birth families and living with people who don’t feel their brokenness the way they do. But right now, in the struggles I’m dealing with today, I need a place of refuge. I need a safe place to hide. I need to be held by someone who understands me. And I know where to go.

“The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord have never forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:7-10 NIV).

The points are simple:
1. The Lord reigns. He’s the boss.
2. The Lord is the judge and he governs with justice. He makes things right.
3. The Lord is my refuge when I’m oppressed. He’s my protective Father.
4. The Lord is my stronghold in trouble. His is power beyond measure.
5. The Lord has never forsaken someone who is seeking him.

My response is “Lord, I trust you. I know your Name, and I trust you.”

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in the Willamette Valley. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for Pathways—Moments with God since 2016 and posts devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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