Friday, November 30, 2018

Realize Our Dependence on God

Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.  Psalm 142:4

Life comes with problems.  There is no way around it.  At some point we all experience trials, mountaintops and valleys and sometimes we get stuck in the valley for a long time.  Psalm 142shares how the Psalmist dealt with tough times and gives us some good advice in what we can do when facing life’s problems.
One of the things we can see in Psalm 142 is that we need to Realize Our Dependence on God 
In this Psalm David was in a valley (or a cave). This Psalm is filled with words that describe a man brought very low by his troubles. "Pour out complaint, declare my trouble, overwhelmed, trap, no one regards me, no one cares, brought very low."
The fact is, our problems really get burdensome when it seems that no one else understands or cares.  I have no refuge; no one cares for my life tells us that David not only felt that no one cared, but also that there was no way he was going to get out of that cave.  We can become so covered up by our problems that we begin to believe the lie that there is no answer.  We feel isolated and trapped.  This is pure hopelessness.  No one to care, no resolution to the issue.  
Satan loves to take us to this place and trap us into focusing on our problem and off of those who could help. He wants to steal our hope and cripple our determination.  He wants to draw us into the pit and make us feel defeated.
The turning point - Where do you go from this point? To selfish depression? Or to God?
God is waiting to sustain us.  He wants us to turn to Him and to realize that He is the only one we can truly depend on to never forsake us.  He is big enough to handle our problems and He is the ultimate example of loyalty through His love for us.  Heneverstops loving usand He is always available.  

Today ask God to help you get out from under the oppression of your trials.  God can free you from the prison of hopelessness and fill your heart with the comfort and peace that spills over from His love.  

Scripture to claim:
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to.  Psalm 142:7

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