Hello everyone…and how are you doing today? I sure hope that your day is going well…and even more, I pray that you will truly experience God in your day; that you may ALWAYS know without a doubt that you are never alone…Amen!!
As we begin our visit together today, let me ask you something… "Are you feeling trapped within a circumstance…to the place where you feel all alone?" If so, I completely understand what you are going through; because there was a time in my life, when I also felt that way. In fact, it was at a time, when I was going through counseling for a past sexual abuse and dysfunctional home life.
To begin with…I had just started counseling with a Christian counselor; but rather than getting better, I got to the place where the counselor just didn't know how to help me anymore…so from there, I agreed to be admitted to our local hospital, where I could get some help. The one thing I should say first; is that I had been in deep depression for so long; that the fluid levels around the brain had dropped; so, by admitting me to the hospital, I was also able to get the medicine needed, to help raise these fluid levels back to where they should be, which in the end would help me to cope a little easier, with what was still ahead of me.
As I'm writing you today, I will never forget a particular moment, when I sat in that hospital…wondering how I would ever get out of the mess I was in. You see…when I experienced one of the many knee surgeries that I had gone through…I knew that with time, I would heal and eventually get back into life once more; but this seemed much different to me. I wasn't waiting for tissue and bone to heal; but rather, I was going to have to wait for a whole life to be made new…and this was actually the moment that made me feel trapped within a circumstance.
Last night, I was looking through some Bible verses and God took me back to Psalm 142…a psalm that He had used in my life at that time; so today, I would like to share the seven verses of Psalm 142 with you, and we read… " I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. 2) I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. 3) When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. 4) I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. 5) I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. 6) Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. 7) Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me." These verses in Psalm chapter 142 is actually a prayer that was offered up to God by David, at a time when he was forced by Saul to take shelter in a cave. In other words, this became a time when David poured his heart out before God, while feeling trapped and alone within a circumstance.
You know…I will never forget the moment, when I first read this psalm. It was as though I instantly felt connected to David's prayer; because at the time, my spirit felt so overwhelmed by all that I was going through; that it only made me feel trapped within the circumstance. I'll tell you…there was no one at that time who could understand what I was going through; for I couldn't even understand it myself; but a time did come, when God stood on every promise that He had made to me at that time…and now as you can see…He did bring me out.
Maybe today, you too are feeling trapped within a problem that only seems to worsen with time. Maybe these moments in your life have made you feel as if you are up against a wall and there is no exit, while others don't seem to even care. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and desperate to be free, as though you will never be free again. Believe me…I understand those feelings and I want you to know that you are not alone; for I care…and even more, God cares so much for you too. Listen…if He brought me out of one of the worst times of my life; then I know that He will bring you out too. Just cry out to Him…pour every feeling, thought and hurt before His throne…and one thing I know…is that He will come to you and be with you, until His will and timing walks you out of this circumstance.
As we close, my prayer for you, is that you won't give up on life; but rather, you will turn away from the trapped feelings that have been brought about by a circumstance, so you can continue to turn to the only One who can free you…Jesus Christ!
May you truly have a very blessed day…and I will look forward to another visit with you on Monday!
God bless you so much!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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