September 06, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16 2nd Corinthians 8:16-24 Proverbs 22:22-23

“Learning to Call”

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.”
[Psalm 118:5]

We read: “I called upon the Lord.” You must learn to call. Do not sit by yourself or lie on a couch, hanging and shaking your head. Do not destroy yourself with your own thoughts by worrying. Do not strive and struggle to free yourself, and do not brood on your wretchedness, suffering, and misery. Say to yourself; “come on, you lazy bum: down on your knees, and lift your eyes and hands toward heaven.” Read a Psalm and the Our Father, call on God, and lay your troubles before Him. Mourn and pray as this verse teaches. It is His desire and will that you lay your troubles before Him. He does not want you to multiply your troubles by torturing yourself. He wants you to grow strong in Him. By His strength He is glorified in you. Itis out of such experiences we grow as Christians.

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