Psalms – Prayers of Honesty
At times, we all know the feeling of being in a work situation that is extremely overwhelming. It becomes more challenging because you feel stuck and can’t move because you need the paycheck to pay your bills, but it wears on your very being. You see things in coworkers you don’t want to see. My particular situation included working with liars. They lied to the people who knew and trusted them. They lied about the work they were doing and not doing. They lied to me.
They even lied to each other! It was a very dysfunctional staff of people. Their tenacious goal was to gain a piece of disreputable information on others so they could hold it over each person in an effort to control them. They could then have power over the individual. Or so they thought. Someone needed to sound the alarm that this was not right. Someone did. And I was let go from the work God had given me to do there.
Psalm 54 God is my healer
“You don’t fit here” where the only words used because they had nothing else on me. I was too busy doing the work! I felt, at times, I was working behind enemy lines. My immediate thought, even though there would be no paychecks in the Callaway household for awhile was, “PRAISE GOD, I don’t fit!!” I left five minutes later with a huge load lifted from my shoulders and a smile on my face. As I drove home to tell my husband, I was happy, joyful even, thanking God with “God, you got me out!” I don’t know what we will do next, but for some reason I’m not worried about it. “YOU GOT ME OUT” of enemy territory. You got me out of dodging lies while trying to work to do what You told me to do.
Psalm 54 Gods got thisWhen I got home I told Randy the news. He was just as glad as I was for he was seeing my physical health affected. He felt the stress I was carrying. Married couples do that. They feel together. We cried happy tears. We had no clue what was going to happen next but we knew for sure God was in control and would take care of us.
God got us out and indeed took care of us in so many ways that there is not enough space on this blog to tell it all. That was many years ago. But it was a turning point in our faith, our life of serving God and in our love for how God works no matter what.
Believe in the God who created us. Believe in what He does in us when we are troubled and in a seemingly impossible situation. Wait for Him to defeat the foe. He will. He teaches us and help us to grow in the middle of it all. He comforts us when the pain of that growth seems overwhelming. He provides exactly what we need before we know we will need it. God is great and greatly to be praised!
Psalm 54, The Message
A David Psalm, When the Ziphites Reported to Saul,
“David Is Hiding Out with Us”
psalm-54-god-will-take-you-through-it.jpg1-2 God, for your sake, help me!
Use your influence to clear me.
Listen, God—I’m desperate.
Don’t be too busy to hear me.
3 Outlaws are out to get me,
hit men are trying to kill me.
Nothing will stop them;
God means nothing to them.
Psalm 54 God is my help
4-5 Oh, look! God’s right here helping!
God’s on my side,
Evil is looping back on my enemies.
Don’t let up! Finish them off!
6-7 I’m ready now to worship, so ready.
I thank you, God—you’re so good.
You got me out of every scrape,
and I saw my enemies get it.
God got David out. God got me out. He will get you out!
Trust in God’s will and plan. Trust in our God who will not let the enemy overcome us. Know your enemy. Our war is not with flesh and blood humans but with the evil one who has wanted to be God since creation. The enemy works hard to work through humans for the sole purpose of destroying them and the work God has given them to do.
How do we know the difference between evil and what is right? If the work that is being done is guided by secrets, lies, gossip and manipulations it is not in keeping with God’s Word. When you’ve done all you can to battle the foe with God, RUN from it when He finally gets you out. Don’t linger. Don’t return. Let God take care of the enemy.
Psalm 54 God is God
“Oh, look! God’s right here helping!”
“I’m ready now to worship, so ready.
I thank you, God–you’re so good.
You got me out…”
Dear Heavenly Father,
You are indeed a good, good Father. You got me out when the battle got to be too much for me. You got me out at just the right time. You provide where you guide. You help us in the battle and after the battle is over for us. You are God and we are not. You are merciful and full of grace. You are my Lord and Savior. I love you with all my heart, mind and soul! I will follow You all the days of my life!
In Jesus Name, Amen
And I’m singing to God…
I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you’re pleased
And that I’m never alone
You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
‘Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word
You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
Because you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us…
(By Chris Tomlin, Good, Good Father)

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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