When life comes crashing in, what’s the best thing to do?
He had worked many years to reform the church. It seemed that
everyone and everything had turned against him and he had no place to
turn. In desperation and despair he turned to a fellow servant and said,
“Come, let us sing Psalm 130.” Their deep dedication to God replaced
their despair and desperation when they sang, “Out of the depths I cry
to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry
Who among us has not experienced the desperation that comes from
being betrayed and abandoned. Most of us, at one time or another, have
cried, “Who really cares for me? Everyone belongs to a ‘we’ except me.”
It is then that we need to call on Jesus who said, “Come to me – all of
you who have hearts that are deeply troubled and who have burdens that
are too heavy for you to carry by yourself. I’m the only One who is
always there for you!”
All of us have been overwhelmed when the treasures of life are
snatched from our hands. Handel, the master musician, lost his health.
Soon after that his right side became paralyzed and then he lost his
money. He was so discouraged that he wanted to give up on life. But he
cried to God and from this hopeless condition penned The Messiah which
ends with the Hallelujah Chorus.
And there is the depth of sin. It lowers us, limits us, and never
lifts us. But God will do that for us through His Son, who wants to be
our Savior – even Christ the Lord.
Prayer: Father, help us never to give up on You even though all seems lost. Hear our voice when we call on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;