The Thought for the Week this week is written by Janet Leith

by Susie Jean Sharkey


 “There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, NO CRY OF DISTRESS IN OUR STREETS”.  Psalm 144 verse 14

Read also: Psalm 144 verse 3 and verses 12 to 15

 I have been trying to read a Psalm every day following The Bible Project’s reading plan (www.thebibleproject.com). I read this psalm on 28th May.

 I had been thinking and praying about some of the people who attend my church and those I work with who have significant problems in their lives and who really need miracles to change things.

 David, about whom this Psalm is written, has a similar theme in mind. He was the greatest King of ancient Israel and had a heart to serve God and to establish his nation as one that loved and served God. The Psalm outlines David’s enemies and his desire for God to deliver him from them. He is sure that his God is one who “gives victory to kings” verse 10 and as a result the nation will experience abundant blessing.

 My attention was caught by verse 14 where David describes this blessing

 “There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, NO CRY OF DISTRESS IN OUR STREETS”. 

 This really spoke to me as there is so much insecurity, so many people caught in the consequences of their sin and so much distress in our communities.

 So let us pray this week that our “loving God” verse 2 will “reach down His hand from on high” verse 7 and our church congregations and communities will be blessed by the moving of God’s hand.