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As the past week unfolded, emotions seemed to ebb and flow depending on the current day’s news. So much of it can be overwhelming.

It can be difficult to see the beauty in the days and as this pandemic wears on, the realization hits that we are going to grow weary. It will get harder to see the beauty.

The thought of it all brought me to remember the Psalms of Ascent. God’s people were on a pilgrimage and stayed focused along the way. In the coming weeks, I would like to look at at these psalms, fifteen in total, found in Psalm 120 ”“ 134. These psalms can teach us much about praising God for His goodness, even as we are on a pilgrimage. Today we will start with Psalm 120:

“I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.”
(Psalm 120:1, NLT)

This was a distress call from the psalmist. We have seen how life can change in the blink of an eye and the psalmist also knew this to be true. He called out to the LORD ”“ the covenant making and covenant keeping God. He is God, committed to His Word and to His covenant.

This was a cry of distress and a cry for deliverance.


I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE where we will look at our need to call on God.


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