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God sends us trials that we may send to him for aid. Our Father seeks worshippers (John 4:23). The Father raised Christ so that we would believe in Him (1 Peter 1:21). We are to persevere in in good works so that even unbelievers will glorify God the day of visitation (1Pet. 2:12; Matt. 5:16).
Meditate upon the glorious truth that our trials are to be turned to praise of the Father. Our response is part of our worship due the Father.
Thus, when in trials we are to be quick in our plea for aid.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.
2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
A silence in trials is perversity: it injures us and defames the Father. Our silence tells the world that our Father does not or cannot help. Any child will call for father when in need – unless that Father will not help. A wicked Father hears no plea.
Should your faith become weak, study what the Spirit has told us the Father. Then sing praise to him:
8 Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
9 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
10 For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!