“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me.” (Psalm 138:7a, NASB)
The Hebrew of this verse literally means to “go on in the center of trouble.” What descriptive words!
Although His answer seems so long in coming and we continue “to walk in the center of trouble”, “the center of trouble” is the place where He preserves us, not the placeÂ where He fails us. The times we continue to walk in seemingly utter hopelessness are the very times He will “stretch out [His] hand against the anger of [our] foes” (Psalm 138:7). He will bring our trouble to completion, causing the Enemy’s attack to cease and to fail.
In light of this, what reason would there ever be for despair? Alphra White
Fear not that the whirlwind will carry you hence,
Nor wait for its onslaught in breathless suspense,
Nor shrink from the blight of the terrible hail,
But pass through the edge to the heart of the tale,
For there is a shelter, sunlighted and warm,
And Faith sees her God through the eye of the storm.
(from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman, April 23, page 167-168)