Psalms and all that they teach us about our relationship with God, you will see that the Psalms of Ascent really serve as stepping stones along the way. These are stepping stones to God’s heart, and so we don’t just want to study them, but we want to learn them and then pray them back to God as he intended.
“In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.”
Psalm of Ascent about praying in times of trouble, nobody likes trouble but God can use trouble to draw you closer to him. We should enjoy the good gifts God has given to us in this life. We can never be fully comfortable living in a world that is opposed to God and God’s ways.
If you are going to make this life journey with God, prayer will need to be front and center. When you pray he pays attention to you. He hears your every word. Never take that for granted. God hears you when you pray.
That’s why Jesus said in John 16: 23-24 “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.”
The world is opposed to God’s truth and to God’s people. The world hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their evil deeds will be exposed. God will judge the wicked but save his people.
God has changed our hearts in Christ and so we no longer desire the things of the world. Whatever your trouble is God is there for you. Talk to him. Cry out to him. “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.”