SUMMARY: God hears
OVERVIEW: A psalm of thanks for deliverance from death and anxiety.
BIG IDEA: God hears us when we cry out and delivers us from death, tears, and stumbling.
KEY VERSE: Psalm 116:1–2
I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Even though you walk in the land of the living, you will find it is not a safe place. You will deal with distress and sorrow, the anguish of the grave, and the cords of death. You will be greatly afflicted and be in low places calling out to me. Your eyes will be filled with tears and you will stumble when you walk. In this land you will need to trust me for you are surrounded by liars. This is your world—this is your life. But there is hope.
I hear you when you call out. I see you in your pain. You are not a random person in the world. You are my child, whom I love and care for, and I will be your deliverer. Cling to me and trust me amidst the chaos. Look to me and follow me when you feel lost. I will never leave you. I will always provide a way for you. If you think or feel anything else, that is a lie. Trust me and call out to me. I am with you.
Make a list of 3-5 ways God has provided for you in the past. Acknowledge God’s goodness and provision and give him thanks.