There was a time in my life, when I felt as if I was in the deepest and darkest pit ever…for I had allowed my problems to put me there. As I attempted to climb out on my own, I began to see that I wasn’t strong enough to make it. After finally giving in and calling out to Jesus…He did hear my hearts cry…and from there, He came and rescued me.
A few of the Bible verses that best describe my experience; are found in Psalm 40:1-4…and we read… “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
I learned a very hard lesson, at one time in my life…and I probably remained in that pit of despair, much longer than what I should have…and it was all because I had chosen to fix my own problems…my way. I think we all tend to do this…and why? Because we just want to hurry and escape the pain and deep heartache that they have brought into our lives; but may I say one thing today…don’t go it alone because you will soon see…just like me; that you are not strong enough, to climb out of such a deep pit of despair.
Through lessons learned, I came to see that Jesus was the only way out of that pit…and once He took hold of me and lifted me back up to stable ground; that is when He truly gave me a new song within the heart…a song that kept me pointed in His direction, rather than my own.
One thing we need to realize today…and that is how much Satan is reaching out to us, with deceptive lies…lies that keep us distant from God, while remaining closer to ourselves and the problems we’re facing.
No matter what you’re going through…and no matter how deep your pit of despair may seem…don’t attempt to climb out of these problems on your own; but rather, humble yourself and admit that you are powerless; so a powerful God can step in and do the work that you are not strong enough to achieve on your own.