PSALM 138:3

3. In the day when I called, You answered me, and strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility) to temptation in my inner self. Amp.

David went through many trials and cried out to the Lord. He was heard and answered. He is an example to us. We will also be heard and answered in our day of crying out to the Lord for needed strength.

We all need our own experience. We can read how it happened for David but until we actually cry that heartfelt cry for ourselves faith will not be birthed. When He answers us personally, we never forget it. It builds trust in our heart. The next time a trial arises that we need help, we will remember the hard time that He heard our cry.

PSALM 119:7 I will praise and give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned (by sanctified experiences) Your righteous judgments (Your decisions against and punishments for particular lines of thought and conduct). Amp.

We learn from having sanctified experiences. We do not just experience the trial. We are in it with Him as He cleanses our thoughts and conduct. If we went through it without Him, we would come out the same every time. When He is there with us, it is not only wonderful but transforming.

He shows us and convicts us where our thinking is not like His. He shows us His path to holiness. Then He gives us the ability to perform like Him. Then when we sing out our songs of praise, we feel it down deep where the pain used to be. He comes into that place and fills it with Himself. We now have overcoming power within us.

PSALM 30:11-12 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.

12. To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You for ever.


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