Where Do You Take Your Troubles?
I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. Psalm 120:1
Devotion: You can take your troubles to many places. Do you drown your troubles in worry, fear, alcohol, drugs, shopping, eating or the millions of other things that are available? If you do, what is the benefit of doing so? Do your problems disappear once the bottle is empty or the plate is clean or the credit cards are maxed out? Does your vice give you peace or a clear vision of how to fix what is wrong? The answer is NO to all these questions! The truth is that these things only add to your problems and the hole you are digging just gets deeper and getting our becomes more impossible.
In Psalm 120:1, David gives us the ultimate place to take your troubles…GOD! David proclaims in this verse that he took his problems to the Lord. He states that he cried to God! David cried out for God to take charge of his life. What was God’s response to David’s pleading? David tells us that God answered him.
What does that mean? Well, it doesn’t mean that God will replace your old broken down car with the sports car that you want so badly. But it does mean that God can pave a path for the repairs to be made. It is stated in the Bible that God will meet our needs. What more can we ask for? God will give you peace to find the paths that he leads us to.
So, Where do you take your troubles?