Today’s message is on Psalm 55:16: As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me.”
In Psalm 55, David shares how he pursued hope. Backing up a bit in this Chapter to the beginning verse 1 through verse 5, Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger. My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. Reading this, we can understand the weight of his burdens even though we may not know the specifics of the situations he faced.
Can you relate to how David describes his pain and how he felt? In our own life, like David, we may want to run from our problems or our painful circumstances looking for security or safety from the pain. I have shared here in these messages that something that I would do was run from my problems. Because many times, I didn’t want to feel the pain or deal with it. So I would either run or get myself so busy in life, I didn’t have to make decisions. Of course this is only a delay tactic, because sooner or later, it does catch up with you. I think of David in the scripture, and after considering his options he chose to run to his God instead of running from his problems.
Over the last week we have talked about the power of God in our life, and how we are not alone. There have been so many different times in my life where running felt like the best option. As I shared, I have done that in so many situations in my own life, I ran. Today I know that God has got my back and that He will comfort me and carry me through my darkest of moments and deepest of fears. He will do the same for you too. As He has promised that one day He will wipe away the tears from your eyes as it says in Revelation 21:4, that says ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
What are the things in your life that cause you to want to run? I hope today’s message encourages you to lean into God’s promises and the strength that He has for you. The pain or fear may not go away, but with God it will be doable, and you will feel stronger than you have ever felt.
“I trust in the power of God’s love in my life”
Much love, prayers and some sparkles and sunshine!