In my distress

The Word

For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. (Psalm 143:11)


Christians are not promised a life free of distress. Both Old and New Testament passages reveal the possibility, if not the certainty, of challenge and trial to occur in this life. Wonderful though are the accompanying promises of God’s sufficient comfort and grace.

Here the psalmist prays to the Lord for rescue. For God to intervene on his behalf in the face of despair and danger, so others will know the Lord comes to the aid of his children and will glorify the name of God.

We may not be able to change our circumstances, but the Lord is not limited. He is faithful to come to our aid and bring us out of our distress for his namesake.


Lord, when I am in the place of concern, you tell me to trust and rest in your faithfulness. You deliver me from fear and distress. I fix my eyes on you, the Lord of glory, and my source of strength. When I am distressed, comfort me. You are the Shepherd of my life, the one who leads and protects me. Amen.

“”But lead us from the evil one.”


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