What’s the best thing to do when life comes crashing in?
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 run. In desperation and despair, he turned to a fellow servant and said, “Come, let us sing Psalm 130.” Soon 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 for mercy.”
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 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. 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 - Christ the Lord.
Prayer: Father, help us never to give up on You even though all seems lost. Remind us that we belong to You, and we are not alone. Hear our voice when we call on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. Psalm 130:1-2