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    by David Wilkerson

    While in prayer today, the Holy Spirit directed me to Psalm

    33. The Spirit whispered to my inner man that there were

    three nuggets of truth I should share with you in this

    portion of Scripture. They are as follows:

    1. "Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him,

    upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul

    from death, and to keep them alive in famine" (Psalm

    33:18-19). Notice the admonitions: "Fear him." "Hope in

    his mercy." The word "fear" here does not refer to a

    slavish, cowering fear. Rather, it speaks of the awesome

    awe of his great mercy to even the worst of sinners.

    Last night I was brought to tears after counseling a

    Christian brother who had fallen into an old sin. He had

    consequently fallen into deep depression, insisting that

    God was punishing him, getting even for his transgression.

    I pleaded with him to hope in God's mercy - that God was

    not mad at him, because the Lord in his everlasting mercy

    never turns away from any of his hurting, repentant


    God is your keeper. He will keep you from spiritual death.

    He will keep you alive in times of spiritual famine - if

    you will fully believe and hope in his mercy.

    2. "Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our

    shield" (33:20). Verses 13-14 of this Psalm tell us, "The

    Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

    From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the

    inhabitants of the earth."

    As we walk with Jesus, there is not a moment in our lives

    when his eye strays from us. All things are open to his

    sight. The problem is, we do not really believe this. In

    times of deep affliction, we sometimes think he could not

    be focused on us and that there must be something missing

    in our theology. Otherwise, we reason, "Why have I hurt so

    badly for so long? Why is my cry not being heard?"

    What do we do when we can't see a way out - when we reach a

    dead end where there seems to be no answers - and we find

    ourselves at wit's end? Verse 33 answers us: "Our soul

    waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield." This

    may sound like unworkable theology, but it is not. In

    fact, this is the only way out of any and all troubling

    times: to wait in confidence that God's eye is ever on us.

    He will come through in his time, which will prove to be

    the right time.

    3. "Our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted

    in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,

    according as we hope in thee" (33:21-22).

    Recently, I proved this passage true. I was called to

    settle a dispute that seemed humanly impossible to solve.

    I set my heart to wholly trust God to do the work - to give

    me words and to send the Holy Spirit to move the hearts of

    those involved. At first, it seemed like everything would

    fall apart. But I waited, trusting. When I left, the

    issues were still unsolved - but still I waited in faith.

    Later that night, I was called. Those at odds had fallen

    on their knees and repented, and a great miracle happened

    before the day ended.

    Faith works. And waiting with rejoicing works miracles.

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      Originally posted by Baruch View Post
      Thanks for the reply Barry. I think this article is one that many really need to read and pray about.