Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. Psalm 138:7
Walk in the midst of trouble.
God didn’t say that He would spare us from all trouble and that life would be easy after we were born again.
To be in the midst of something means to be in the middle or center of it. Basically, right in the thick of it.
God isn’t telling us He will get us out of the trouble we see ourselves in, which could be a variety of things.
The trouble we go through can be caused by us, by others around us, or by circumstances beyond our control, but whatever the cause, it has to go through the hand of God to get to us.
In addition to the Hebrew word for midst meaning in the middle or center, it also means through. God is telling us that we have to go through it. No going around it, or stopping it before we get there, but through it.
Going through something means that you will come out on the other side.
How is He telling us to get through it?
By walking. Walking is a continuous action. Trudge on, keep going, don’t give up. It can be fast, and it may be slow, but it is continuous.
Early in this chapter, David praises God: “I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will…praise your name for your love and your faithfulness.”
He starts out with praise to the Father, then basically states that no matter what, He will praise God, even through the midst of trouble.
God is faithful and He is good all the time, even in the midst.
So, if you are going through it now, know that there is something on the other side, and in the long run, you will be better for it.
–by Pam Rehbein