Friday, May 30, 2014


Sometimes you are sure that you have failed so badly that there is no way God really loves you.  You've just been living a lie and you need to just move on.  Then something starts happening in your spirit.  You don't know what's changing but something seems to be.  You don't understand it because for days and days now you didn't think you could get much lower.  Every thought you have had....especially when you're alone....almost brings you to your knees in pain....heart pain.  All you have wanted to do is sit with your head in your hands and think on all the bad things in life.  But that stirring inside....that small feeling of hope....starts to awaken what used to be so important to you.  You glance over and yes....there it is....the Bible that just yesterday you couldn't even bring yourself to open. reach out....pick it it and begin to read.  At the top of the page it says....


You scan down the page and see a familiar chapter....

Psalm 61:1-4

O God, listen to my cry!
Hear my prayer!
From the ends of the earth I cry to You for help
When my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
For You are my safe refuge, 
A fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in Your sanctuary,
Safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!

The NKJV version says it like this;

Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a shelter to me;
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.

Both versions are good but there is something about how the NKJV says the last line in verse 4;

I . will . trust

There it is.  Will you trust?!  Can you sit there and read those verses and not trust....when you know....He has been that Shelter....that Rock....that Strong Tower....when you have been so overwhelmed with life in the past?!  If you can't trust in Him....then be done with it and just walk away.  But if some small part of you still can....then read on....

Psalm 62:1-2

I wait quietly before God,
For my victory comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My fortress where I will never be shaken.

There it is....your victory comes from Him!  Can it be any plainer?  When everything seems to be the One who can change it all for you.  Make everything make sense again.  God is the one who will give you the strength to be victorious in this life.  To keep on going whatever the circumstances are.  You are nothing without Him.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

1 comment:

  1. Lovely!
    Do you know what I love about trials and these horrible sensations and feelings in our heart? I love that these times bring me to my knees in tears and force me to cry out to Daddy and seek Him. I am learning to cherish these times because when I really cry out to Him He always shows Himself to me in such sweet ways.

    You are so right hon, we are nothing without Him.

    Blessings hon,