2006-11-13 - Psalm 61
We all experience periods in our lives when things don't go according to plan our plan, that is; times when people or things come against us, 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.
During these times trust in God becomes difficult; giving everything to him and truly not worrying. "Worry is useless, there is nothing in life to worry about, you are valuable to your Father, and you can believe you will be taken care of and provided for." (ªMath 6:25-30). Cry out from the depths of your soul, "When I'm far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I will call out, `Guide me up High Rock Mountain!" Post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts. Recall Psalm 62, everything [you] hope for comes from Him. God is our solid Rock, breathing room for [your] soul, an impregnable castle granite strength and safe-harbor God is a safe place to be."
Here's an idea for a good visual reminder. For every worry you continue to hold on to, write it down and place 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 remove 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."
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