LORD, I NEED YOU
There are times in our lives when there is an overbearing isolation. Many reasons cause these lonesome paths. Some mention the place we are in as Godforsaken situations. The Lord God has shown us a different way.
When David was trying to hide from Saul in the caves, he experienced this loathsome darkness. In Psalms 142 he cries out to the Lord for mercy. He feels imprisoned because no one cares for his life. There is no one to hold him and wipe away his tears.
In Psalms 143 he continues to pray in agony. He asks that God reveal Himself to him. He pleads do not hide Your face from me. David says if God does not rescue him; he will fall into a pit like others have before him. Then he realizes this to his prayer. “For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.”
Then in Psalms 144, David’s prayer is of rejoicing in God’s care. God alone can make our lives worthy, purposeful, and joyful. David mentions in verse 3 and 4;”O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.” The meaning God gives me here, is do not waste your life. Praying with Him to do His will hold the same Power that rose Jesus from the grave. Think again how often Jesus prayed. How often were His times spent with His Father?
Time and again, God shows us how He can turn a thorn into a blooming flower. Something that appears so vile, now become one of beauty. Is that Him saying to us, though we are sinners Jesus’ blood has turned us white as snow?
His Living Word opens our minds and the eyes of our hearts. He floods the very embodiment of His creation. He washes the debris away. Old things are made new. Think of the old things, it is not your flesh. It is the spirit and soul that are made new. The flesh will become ash, but our life is spiritual.
We are entrapped in a prison of flesh. We will live in God’s eternal home with no more sin, no more pain, and no more tears.
Did you hear His whisper?
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.