Just a Thought

This might be a little out of the ordinary, friends, but I feel led to do something a little different for you today (I can do that).

Are you discouraged? Do you feel like the world is coming down around you? Do you feel like there’s no one you can talk to, no one who can understand?

Are you under attack? Are people out to get you? Do you have people around you that would rather you fail than succeed?

Do you need a place to hide? Do you feel like crawling up into a little ball and hiding in a corner, away from the noise and confusion, away from the messes you may or may not have created?

Believe it or not, I have felt every bit of that at one point or another. And, I regularly have people wishing they could have my head (and if I were in some countries it might have already happened).

But not too long ago, when I was under so much stress and burdened with worry and sorrow, God showed me two verses from Psalms, chapter 57…

“[1] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. [2] I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” 

Whatever you are going through right now, know that you can cry to God, and He will hear. Just hold on until “these calamities” pass over, till the storm passes by. Be humble and trust in the One who can do all things.

Many times Satan whispered, “There is no need to try, for there’s no end of sorrow; there’s no hope by and by.” But I know thou art with me, and tomorrow I’ll rise, where the storms never darken the skies.

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more, till the clouds roll forever from the sky, hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand! Keep me safe, till the storm passes by.

– Mosie Lister (“Till the Storm Passes By”)

If this has spoken to you, I’d love to hear about! Leave a comment below.

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7 responses to “Just a Thought

  1. My favorite Psalms is: Psalm 91. And these words are what most deeply touch my heart from it.

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress, my God; in Him will I trust.

    Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him, I will set Him on high, because He hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer Him.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words! It’s so easy to get down and discouraged when tough times come to us.

  3. Chris Jordan

    Thanks for the encouraging post – we ALL go through difficult and trying times in our lives, and its important during those times to lift up our eyes to the Lord, from whom cometh our help. Amen! Blessings to you today bro…

  4. Thanks. Though I am managing to keep my head above water currently there have been times I’ve been dunked. I am printing the verse above by Mosie Lister. Never saw it till now. One of my comfort psalms is 46.

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