Day 18 Psalm 116:8-14 Giving thanks after experiencing God’s salvation in suffering
（Memorization Scripture: vv. 12- 14）
8 For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore I spoke,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
11 I said in my haste,
“All men are liars.”
12 What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?
13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people.
How do we respond to suffering? In today’s psalm, the psalmist encountered trouble and sorrow as pains of death surrounded him, the pangs of Sheol laid hold of him, and as he was greatly afflicted. In his suffering, realizing that no one is able to help him he called on the name of the Lord. The Lord heard his plea and delivered his soul from death, his eyes from tears, and his feet from falling.
After the psalmist experienced God’s salvation in suffering, he chose to take up the cup of salvation, to call upon the name of the Lord, and to give glory and praise to God. May his response to suffering become our response in facing our own difficulties.
Day 18 詩篇116:8-14 經歷 神在患難中的搭救後的感恩
當詩人經歷 神在患難中的搭救之後，他選擇在今後的日子里，在耶和華面前行活人之路，也要在眾人的面前，舉起救恩的杯，稱揚耶和華的名，將榮耀感恩來歸給 神。甚願詩人在患難中的反應也成為我們今天面對一切艱難的反應。