Where do we turn when it seems that nothing is going well, and our lives appear to be in constant turmoil, confusion and disappointment. Our natural tendency is to attempt to resolve problems ourselves or call on someone else to resolve them for us. We often forget the best resource and place for help, comfort and solutions.
Psalm 130 begins with this; “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!” (130:1–2).
Sometimes these feelings of despair come from our own failures and weakness. Often they come from conditions around us and we ares powerless to make any change. Jeremiah was made by God to carry the burden of a rebellious people who did not understand their sin against God. In his lament, Jeremiah says; “Their heart cried to the Lord. O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears stream down like a torrent day and night! Give yourself no rest, your eyes no respite! “Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord”” (Lamentations 2:18–19).
Paul shed many tears for the Early Church (Acts 20:19). He felt deeply their condition and what they could not see was coming down the road. Whether it is personal issues or church related, we must lean on the Lord for help and resolution of what we face and may be going through.
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