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November 16, 2020 7:00 pm
The Weeping Alaskan Cedar tree whipped from side to side in the storm’s strong winds. Regie loved the tree that had not only provided shelter from the summer sun but also protected her family from the neighbors’ gaze. Now the fierce storm was tearing the roots from the ground. Quickly, Regie, with her 15-year-old son in tow, ran to try to rescue the tree. With her hands and 90-pound frame firmly planted against it, she hoped with her son’s help to keep it from falling over. But they weren’t strong enough.
God was King David’s strength when he called out to Him in another kind of storm (Psalm 28:8). Some commentators say he wrote this during a time when his world was falling apart. His own son rose in rebellion against him and tried to take the throne (2 Samuel 15). He felt so vulnerable and weak that he feared God might remain silent, and he would die (Psalm 28:1). “Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help,” he said to God (v. 2). God gave David strength to go on, even though his relationship with his son never mended.
How we long to prevent bad things from happening! If only we could. But in our weakness, God promises we can always call to Him to be our Rock (vv. 1–2). When we don’t have the strength, He is our shepherd and will carry us forever (vv. 8–9).
Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Today's reading was written by NCS and is titled, if only we could the weeping Alaskan cedar tree whipped from side to side in the storm. Strong winds. Reggie love the tree that had not only provided shelter from the summer sun, but also given her family privacy. Now the fierce storm was tearing the roots from the ground quickly Reggie with her 15-year-old son in tow, ran to try to rescue the tree with her hands and 90 pound frame firmly planted against it.
She and her son tried to keep it from falling over. But they weren't strong enough in Psalm 28 God was King David's strength when he called out to him and another kind of storm, some commentators say he wrote this during a time when his world was falling apart his own son rose in rebellion against him and tried to take the throne. He felt so vulnerable and weak that he feared God might remain silent and he would die hear my cry for mercy as I call to for help. He said to God, God gave David strength to go on.
Even though his relationship with his son, never amended how we long to prevent bad things from happening. If only we could let in our weakness. God promises we can always call to him to be our rock. When we don't have the strength. He's our shepherd and will carry us forever. Today is Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Psalm 28 to you Lord I call you are my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me for if you remain silent. I will be like those who go down to the pit hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help as I lift up my hands toward your most holy place. Do not drag me away with the wicked with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors, but harbor malice in their hearts repay them for their deeds and further evil work repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord and what his hands have done.
He will tear them down and never build them up again. Praise be to the Lord for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield my heart trusts in him and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people, and bless your inheritance be there shepherd and carry them forever. Let's pray dear Lord, please remind us that when were in the midst of the storms of life. We don't have the strength to hold up the 60 foot tall cedar tree on our own.
Help us to lean on you for your strength and trust you to see us through. We thank you Lord and it's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries