You are the God

You are the God

Key Texts: Psalm 88:1-2

Lord, you are the God who saves me;

   day and night I cry out to you.

May my prayer come before you;

   turn your ear to my cry.

 

 

All of us have them – moments when we don’t quite know where to turn for help.

It may be a major crisis, or a fairly minor inconvenience.

It may be something at work, at school, at home, even at church.

We can feel ourselves becoming frustrated, afraid, and unsure, paralyzed.

At times like this, the Psalms can be helpful, especially when we recall laments like the one listed above.

“Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.”

Sometimes, before we do anything else – we need to remember who the Lord is, the God who saves us.

We need not know exactly how to pray, or even what to pray about specifically.

I believe it is enough at times that we simply remember who the Lord is, the God who saves us.

Even if it is a problem of belief itself, we can always pray as one desperate man once did, “Lord, I believe, help my disbelief.”

So, the next time you feel overwhelmed, and you are not sure where to turn next, turn to God.

He hasn’t gone anywhere, He hasn’t forgotten you, He hasn’t stopped caring.

Just offer up a prayer – or even a prayerful attitude.

I believe, as the Psalmist believed, as so many over the ages have believed, just turning to God with the smallest amount of faith that He is there, is enough.

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