HOPE WHEN OUR HEART IS OVERWHELMED…


Psalm 61:1-2 – “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. 2 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.” NKJV

I love the Psalms!  Every time I read this particular passage it moves me more than words can describe because I have been there so many times in life.  We have all faced those moments in time when we were overwhelmed by life or the events and circumstances of life. 

There have been those times when the news that came was so earth-shattering that we did not think we could take another step.  There have been those times when we were not certain how we would survive the situation and disaster appeared imminent.  There have been those times when we were so battle-fatigued that we hardly felt that we could pray much less that there would be an answer to our prayers.  It is in those times that this Psalm rises within our hearts!

Listen to the Psalmist – “From the end of the earth I will cry to You!”  Wow!  That is an expression of both desperation and confidence that we all need to maintain in our hearts.  Our dependency needs to be so completely upon God that no matter what transpires our first inclination is to CRY Out to Him!

“When my heart is OVERWHELMED; Lead me to the Rock that is Higher than I.”  In my moment of total despair, I need you.   Oh Lord to have Your Holy Spirit come, take my hand, and lead me to You!  I need to ascend above my trials, troubles, and tribulations and take a seat at your feet so I can see not only your hand working but that there is a place above the fray!  I need to know that you are my strength, my sword, my shield, my sustainer, and my life! 

Lord, you know my frailty and humanity.  You know that I will despair at times and show signs of losing heart, so I cry out to you that in those times you Lead Me to the Rock that is higher than I.  You, Oh Lord, are my Hope!  I know that you are my keeper and my shade on my right hand.  I know that you will never leave me nor forsake me and will always be there whenever I need you and even when I do not know that I need you.

My continual cry is “Lord help me always remember that I need you every hour.”  My continual prayer is “Lord lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.”  I give you praise and thanksgiving for not only are you worthy of all praise, but you have never and will never fail me!

My precious friends whenever your heart is Overwhelmed know that the Lord is there to lead you to the Rock that is higher than you! 

May the Lord bless you richly as you go through your day!

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