At the Center of Our Trouble

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…at the center of our trouble, danger, loss, sorrow—when hostile forces are on top, rampant, triumphalist—our course is to remind ourselves what we believe about our God. We are to tell ourselves not how horrible life is, how unfairly I have been treated, how insupportable my sorrow is, but how kingly, saving, powerful (74:12-14); how provident (74:15); how totally in charge (74:16-17) God is; how fully in command of history (75:2); how secure is His world (75:3); how subservient to Him are earth’s arrogant powers (75:4-5).

— Alec Motyer, Psalms by the Day, 210.

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