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Feeling Overwhelmed by Life?

As our 3 year old Abigail said when observing a man working hard at uprooting a bush in our yard, “It’s just not working, Brother Tim”. Maybe life isn’t happening like you thought it would. “Been there done that”!

We can take heart in the fact that the great David of the Old Testament felt that way  in 1 Samuel 22:

“ The waves of death overwhelmed me; floods of destruction swept over me.
 The grave  wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path”.

David, like Brother Tim, was finding the task of life wasn’t working like he thought it would. “Waves overwhelmed me, floods swept over me, the grave wrapped ropes around me, death laid a trap.
Not exactly a fun time.
Instead of running from God, David ran to God, unlike so many people today.
The next verse in 1 Samuel 22:
But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I cried to my God for help.
  He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears.
David’s declaration: “In my distress I cried out to the Lord” says David pulled himself up and fervently called out to the Lord. His fervent cry reached God.
David, rather than sitting in his low point and accepting a victim mentality, opened  up his mouth and heart and CRIED OUT TO GOD.

The victim mentality has a way of blocking our communication with God. It can cause us to feel disconnected from God.

Romans 8:31: Paul asks the question: “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” It’s our flesh that rises up and tries to separate us from the Love of God.

Romans 8:35-39  gives the answer “Nothing can separate us from the love of God”.

Let’s follow David’s lead and in our time of distress, CRY OUT TO THE LORD. He will hear our cry.  

Thoughts contributed by Elaine Farmer–