[CF Devotionals] 2006-10-23 - Psalm 61

Editor's Note: Cheryl has been unable to be online for awhile. It is my joy to tell you that she has returned!

We all go through periods in our lives when things don't go according to plan…our plan, that is - times when people or things come against us. Times when the dark waters seem to engulf us entirely, or the avalanche envelopes absolutely. Sporadic instances of overwhelming despair brought about by a myriad of means bent to destroy utterly.

These are the times it is hardest to truly trust in God, to give it to him and most importantly not worry. ªAccording to Math 6:25-30 "worry is useless; there is nothing in life to worry about, you are valuable to your Father, and we can believe that we will be taken care of and provided for." Cry out from the depths of your soul, "When I'm far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out, `Guide me up High Rock Mountain! Post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts and…" Psalm 62 reminds us that everything [we] hope for comes from Him. God is our solid rock, breathing room for [our] soul, an impregnable castle…granite strength and safe-harbor…God is a safe place to be." (Amplified Version)

Here's an idea for a good visual reminder. For every worry you continue to hold on to, write it down and put it in a container; anything will do. Every now and again, take a look, pray over the ones you have taken back and give them to Him again, then take out the answered prayers.

I realize I've left most of the "talking" up to God in this devotion, but I felt His words were far more powerful than anything I could say. Remember: keep your head up, your voice raised in praise, and place "Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts."

ªJoyce Meyers book Battlefield of the Mind Chp.12 An Anxious & Worried Mind

Comments or Questions?

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All verses unless otherwise noted are from Eugene Peterson's The Message.