Psalm 34:4

I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me….

The entire chapter of Psalm 34 is worth a few extra minutes of your time to read today. What an encouragement! Sometimes we need a rescuer. David, the Psalmist, had many battles in his life. He fought giants and defeated them, yet he ran and hid from the wrath of King Saul. His own children tried to rise up against him and overtake his throne. He committed adultery and had one of his best friends murdered to cover his sin. David, far from perfect, yet still considered a man after God’s own heart, cried out to a merciful Father and received help in his time of trouble.

Psalm 140: 13b

…the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord….

Something great can be said of spending time in the presence of the Lord.

I think back to my childhood and how much I enjoyed spending time with my daddy. Many times as he would sit and watch TV, I would find my place close to him. Sometimes I would just sit on the floor, next to his chair, lay my head on the arm of the chair, and he would play with my hair or rub on my back. Those moments are treasured in my memory. It wasn’t about conversation or activity. In those moments, it was about spending time in his presence.

Similarly, we need to take the time to sit at the feet of our Heavenly Father. Not to receive a list of needs, not to check off a to do list, but we need to just simply be in His presence. I hope you will take the time this week to bask in His goodness. Click on the following link, close your eyes, and enter the presence of the Lord.

Feel His touch.

Allow Him to rescue you from the thoughts and fears that plague you. Hear the lyrics:

“I called. You answered, and You came to my rescue, and I want to be where You are….”

Embrace your time alone with Jesus. Be where He is. Let Him be your rescuer today.

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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