Teachings by Rev. Dr. Patrick Lau
Scripture: Psalm 71:1-6
The life of king David has always not been easy, yet through it all, as he obeyed the Lord and keeping his integrity and humility, he was able to fulfilled the will of God and served his generation.
In Psalm 23, David declared that God the great shepherd, is always guiding us in the path of righteousness.
Way out – Deliverance
David ask God to deliver him out of the hand of the unrighteous Men. God will always bring deliverance in the worst times.
Even when face a mountain of challenges… Trust God to help us tunnel through and go through the mountains.
When we trust God, God will bring deliverance to His people.
In Daniel 3:16-17, the three Hebrew brothers Daniel and his friends trusted God and was delivered from the fire. They had the faith that ‘ If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O King’
We need to have the faith that God will deliver and blessed assurance that God is able to do it.
God is able to deliver. Amen
Be thou my strong habitation, where unto may continually resort; thou hast given commandment to save me ; for thou are my rock & fortress
For thou are my hope. O Lord God, thou are my trust from my youth.
Trusting & resting in God is where our Complete Rest in God is
When we trust God, we entrust ourselves to Him to take us through the fire. Walk in the ways that God lead us. God wants us to come to a place where we can have complete rest in Him
God has His way to humble us that He is in control. In the case of a man who was in desperate situation, he found himself coming to God to plea for God’s mercy when he was at wit’s end. God taught the man to have complete rest. With his humility, God rebuild him. The lean years is nothing else he can do except to rest in Him. God will not let you down
God is the ONE that we rest and trust completely.
Luke 8:22 Jesus was sleeping in the midst of the storm. Jesus was able to calm the storm and they ceased as He commanded it to. Jesus was in control of the storm.
V6: Lord, you brought me from my mother’s womb
There is Always every reason to praise Him. Praise God instead of bowing to pain & negative situations.
David said he would praise Him despite the trials he was going through.
He is the God we serve. Praise God.
Trust Him in the trying times even though we are surrounded by the storms.