Righteous by Grace
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 (NIV)
We are righteous in God’s sight because we personally claim the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ by faith. We are not righteous in our own doings or by our own being, otherwise we would have no reason to cry out in help. We are a people living by grace, day by day. We live by faith and not by our own works or reason, so in our need we call out to our Lord and He delivers us.
God could be presented as a Father leaning toward His children with a listening ear and a heart ready to act on behalf of those whose faith seeks Him. His mercy is great toward His saints and His name upon them will always be vindicated.
Let’s pray today that as troubles arise we turn to the Lord God Almighty for help and deliverance.