15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the broken-hearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. NIV-UK
This may sound like a silly question, but from what you see in verses 15-16, what do God and Superman have in common?
How are God's people described in verses 17-18?
Shouldn't God's people never experience pain, or hurt, or trouble?
Look back through this psalm and describe what David experienced:
- verse 4 ____________________________________
- verse 6 ____________________________________
- verse 10 ___________________________________
- verse 15 ___________________________________
Why do you think a broken heart is so much a part of our life even after we start following God?
Look at verses 19-22. Everyone experiences trouble. But what is the major difference between those who follow God and those who don't in terms of the outcomes of trouble?
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Pray that God will prepare you to call on him the next time you experience trouble.