SELAH Daily Devotions!
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who knows my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me. Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. Psalm 142:3-4,7
LIFE happens! Whether we embrace it or ignore it, time is spiraling into eternity at the speed of life. Most of us do our best to respond to the inevitable uncertainties maintaining an assemblance of confidence and control! Amen? Howevvrrrr, there are those uninvited episodes when the roof just comes crashing down and the very foundation of your being quakes uncontrollably leaving you traumatized by tragedy and utterly destroying every ounce of normalcy!
The subscript of today’s scriptures says this text was penned by David finding himself victimized by Saul’s inner insecurities and covetousness, hiding in a cave, imprisoned by the hopelessness of circumstances beyond his control! I know it’s socially inappropriate for us to discuss such matters publicly, BUT! Since it’s jus us, have you ever been ensnared by a state of desperation, despair and hopelessness, and try as you might, couldn’t muster up enough strength to pull yourself up out of a pit full of depression?
I realize that this might be a stretch, BUT! Have you ever been surrounded by a crowd of people, simultaneously isolated and paralyzed by inner fears, feeling as if no one really cared about you? Of course, we realize who the originator of these irrational thoughts and conflicting emotions is, that ly’n devil, right?
‘Cuse me, may I submit this thought for your consideration, right here? I believe that the same God who Divinely orchestrates our mountaintop experiences also schedules sporadic excursions through death-valleys! Unfortunately, many of us have learned, the hard way, that everybody is not assigned to your hardships and struggles! Hence, you have to be careful who is privy to your vulnerabilities! Uuuh, remember, Job’s frienemies?
It’s during these times that we need a freedom that’s only accessible through a personal intimate relationship with The Overseer of your soul! It’s just good to know that when the Bible invites us to take it to the Lawd in prayer, that it includes the bad, ugly and indifferent as well as the good and wonderful! Why waste time acting as if You need Jesus to meet you in the penthouse, when you’re stuck in the cellar?#ijs, God already knows everything about everything! He’s jus waiting for you to speak up!
Knowing that we are willing to trust HIM 2 B GOD in, through and over our lives, just delights our Heavenly Father’s heart!
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isa. 40:31
Didjaheardat? SERIOUSLY! DATZ JUS HOW MUCH HE REALLY LOVES AND CARES!
While the wisdom of this world offers an unlimited supply of god-sized options to satisfy your lust for sensual power, peace, security and success at the end of the day, why settle for a God you can carry rather than The TRUE AND LIVING GOD who carries you! #ijs! #AWEMAAZIN, huh? #CARRIED!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!