“I really need help. I do not even know how to explain it. Many people think my problems are insignificant and quite trivial. I can even understand that. I know some people that have been through so much more than me who have survived and have lived to tell their story. I really, really need help but don’t know what to do or who to turn to.” So went the story.
There are times in each of our lives, no doubt, when we have made similar statements or cried words that echoed the same desperate feelings. We were defeated by the demands of life and felt desperate and empty with no strength to go on. Our words were inadequate, our feelings unavailable to share our misery. And, if we were able to “get it out,” would anyone understand our fears and frustrations? And if they did, would they extend a helping hand or offer a listening ear?
Sometimes we are threatened by people we vaguely know. We hear of their attacks through the warnings of others and for whatever reason they want to hurt us. Sometimes we know who our oppressors are yet can do nothing to eliminate the power they have over us.
David found himself in a similar situation. He looked around for help and deliverance and found no one ready to come to his rescue. But he knew that there was saving power in the name of God and cried out, “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the One Who sustains me.”
Often God brings us to a place in our lives to force us to realize that He alone can save us!
Prayer: What peace it is to know, Father, that in the middle of our messy lives You are there and will never leave us or forsake us or let any enemy destroy us .Thank You for being our Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4
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