Tuesday, March 16, 2010

daily text 3/16

Hallelujah I'm awake! lol. I'll back-date yesterday's text and the other yearbook experiences I was working on before I konked out. (sorry for the delay). I feel terrible because my bestfriend just had a baby and I couldn't even wake up to be there for the delivery!
But hey, even Jonah and Jesus were fast asleep below deck, while all kinds of big storm activity was happening around them outside.
Also I've got a slideshow from Chile, with before & after photos from the earthquake, which I'll add to my download page.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
"O God, do not keep far away from me. O my God, do hurry to my assistance." (Psalm 71:12)

When David had been faced with determined enemies who were out to take his life, he chose not to take matters into his own hands. Instead, he trusted that Jehovah would deal with the opposers in his own time and way. (1 Samuel 26:10) David had no doubt that he would receive divine help. He continued firmly convinced that Jehovah helps and delivers those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) David believed that such true worshippers have every reason to rejoice and to magnify Jehovah by telling others about his greatness. (Psalm 5:11; 35:27) Like David, we can have full confidence that Jehovah is our Helper and “the Provider of escape” for us. (Psalm 70:5) Hence, when we face difficult trials or feel in desperate need of assistance, we can rightly pray that Jehovah quickly come to our aid.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 1:3-5)