He is Your Refuge and Your Strength

Article written by Brother Bledsoe

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. Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.”
Psalm 142:4-7 (NLT)

How is going with you today? Do you feel friendless? Do you feel so low that you have to look up to see bottom? Are you depressed over your depression? Are there times when you would like to just have a friendly conversation with someone but they don’t call you and you don’t call them because you don’t want to impose on them? Have you found that when you begin to tell people your problems that they don’t want to listen; instead they begin to tell you about theirs or they walk away from you?

I heard of two pastors at a convention; they were supposedly good friends but the one began to tell the other all about the difficulties he was having but the other said to him, “I have more troubles than I can deal with; I don’t want to hear someone else’s problems, I need to find someone where things are going great to encourage me.”

Climbing out of the Bottomless Pit

Could that be what was happening with the psalmist David?” He looked for someone to come and help him but no one gave a hoot about how he was feeling. He felt that no one cared, not even a little bit, about what happened to him. Then he prayed to the LORD and said, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Hear my cry, for I am really low. You are good to me.”

As with David, when you call on the Lord, you will begin to climb out of the bottomless pit of despair. You will begin to feel positive again. Your problems will begin to diminish. The godly who avoided you before will begin to crowd around you again. You will find that the LORD who saved you from your sins and adopted you into His forever family and who loves you was there all the time. Call on Him today, He is your refuge and your strength. Amen, amen and amen!!

Pastor Jim Bledose - Prayer ministry and weekly devotion author at Life Church in Phoenix
Brother Bledsoe
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