When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me. Psalm 142:3-4
How often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the press of things undone. No one else is by our side to help. Our shoulders ache with the weight of all that is expected of us.
Then we remember to pray! This desperate ‘alone’ feeling disappears. These are not just words. My brother left the place where he currently lived, with the desire to drive half way across United States to the home he had left a few months earlier. He would not answer his phone. Feeling helpless, I confessed to God, only You know where my brother is, please help him. Not only did God answer my prayer, but I felt such a relief and peace, I knew God was with my brother and would protect him.
Verse five is oh so true. Our refuge is in our Lord God. If I had a choice of a million dollars or a relationship with God. I would choose God.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27.
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7
Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Psalm 142:5