God is always the Answer

There is absolutely no challenge too small nor too large for God.  This morning I was reminded how “depression” is widespread and talked about in advertisements and articles. Any time I have felt discouraged, I pray with Psalm 40:2-3 which reads “He lifted me out of the slimy pit,  out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.”

To think we can go to God with any and all things is such security and nothing the world offers can compete with that sense of security.  As I was thinking of the slimy pit, I also thought that there is no need to go to rock bottom because we can turn to God at anytime.  We can always say “Thus far and no farther”.

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Bottomless Pit

Briefly, yesterday I gave into self-pity, which is a bottomless pit!  Attempting to become adjusted to newness all around after bringing my husband home from the hospital , error or evil wanted to frighten me with “what-ifs”, limitation of normalcy, dread, etc.  Then, I was awakened to the Love expressed all around us.  Friends and neighbors are praying, bringing food and well wishes.  Have to keep my focus on God!

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:2-3

The slimy pit is only “self-pity” which I do not have to entertain at all.  Gratitude and humility fill my heart today.

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