“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me” (Psalm 138:7).
The Hebrew rendering of the above is “go on in the center of trouble.”
What descriptive words!
We have called on God in the day of trouble.
We have pleaded His promise of deliverance.
But no deliverance has been given.
The enemy has continued oppressing until-
– we were in the very thick of the fight, in the center of trouble.
Why then trouble the Master any further?
Martha said, “Lord, if You had been here my brother had not died.”
Our Lord met her lack of hope with His further promise:
“Thy brother shall rise again.”
And when we walk “in the center of trouble” and are tempted to think like Martha that the time of deliverance is past-
He meets us too with a promise from His Word.
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me.”
Though His answer has so long delayed-
– though we may still continue to “go on” in the midst of trouble,
– “the center of trouble” is the place where He revives.
When in the hopeless place, the continued hopeless place, is the very time-
– when He will stretch forth His hand against the wrath of our enemies and perfect that which concerns us,
– the very time when He will make the attack to cease and fail and come to an end.
Why should we be frustrated and fainting?