October 11 – Shame and Distress
I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
— Psalm 34:1, 4, 5.
See, My children, that even in distress, the first step is Praise. Before you cry in your distress, bless the Lord; even when troubles seem to overwhelm you.
That is My Divine order of approach. Observe this always. In the greatest distress, search until you find cause for thankfulness. Then bless and thank.
You have thus established a line of communication between yourself and Me. Along that line to let your cry of distress follow.
Thus you will find I do My part, and deliverance will be sure. Oh! The gladness of heart. Lightened you will be, the burden rolled away, as the result of looking to Me.
The shame and distress will be lifted too. That is always the second step. First right with Me, and then you will be righted too in the eyes of men.
So will I compass thine altar, O Lord: that I may
publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of
all thy wondrous works. Psalm 26:6, 7