When You’re In Trouble

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Daniel 2:18

He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

O-bservation:

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Twin Towers Tragedy in NYC. I’ll say more about that in a minute. In this verse, we see part of the story of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon having a dream that troubled him. Not one of his wise men was able to interpret it. So he decided to kill all of them, and Daniel and his three Hebrew brothers as well. When Daniel heard about the king’s plan, he said, “Give me some time, I believe my God will give me the interpretation.” The King said, “OK.” Daniel then asked his friends to pray with him so God would intervene. They did, and God gave Daniel the answer, which spared their lives as well as the lives of Babylon’s wise men. This passage teaches us that, “When You’re In Trouble,” the first thing to do is gather friends around you and pray to God for help.

A-pplication:

Seldom on American soil has the entire nation been so completely shocked and stunned as we were the day the terrorists knocked down the twin towers in New York City. Most of us remember where we were at the time it happened. What followed was a nation turning to God for His help, if only for a few weeks. We learned as a people that “When You’re In Trouble,” the first and best thing to do is gather friends and pray. Let me remind you on this solemn day of remembrance that it still works.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

This AM, I remember this date twenty years ago as if it were yesterday. I remember the feeling of frailty and that we’re not that great separated from You. Please help me never to forget the Grace you showed me then and continue to show me now! Amen

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