As I was in prayer, the Holy Spirit led me to Psalm 20:1-2:

“The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion” (my italics). 


THIS WORD IS FOR YOU.  Exactly what is the trouble you are facing?  Is someone in your family sick or facing a great trial?  Is your need financial?  Or is the trouble in you – some inner struggle with sin or self?


No matter what you’re facing, no matter how serious the trouble, the Lord hears the cry of his children “in the day of their trouble.”


Is there seemingly no one to turn to?  “The name of the God of Jacob defend thee.”  The Lord is not your adversary – he is your friend, your great defender.  Trust in his name and his power to deliver you.


If all you had was this one promise, it would be enough: “The Lord send thee help from the sanctuary [the place of prayer and worship].”  In just two verses he has promised to hear you…to defend you…to help you…to strengthen you.  How wonderful – believe it!