When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
~ Psalm 34:17 (ESV)
Feeling overwhelmed? Most people don't really need any terrible problem to get down in the dumps sometimes. Disappointment and frustration simply come with the package. We expect deep in our hearts that we will constantly make progress, but reality sets in and sometimes it seems like all we can do is put one foot in front of the other one. Life is a gift, but we all spend our lives looking this gift horse straight in the mouth; because no matter how bad things get, if you can feel overwhelmed, you have to be alive.
Everybody has hard times sooner or later. We lose our jobs, our spouse runs off with someone else, we develop a chronic disease, we go bankrupt. But Christ promised us that, not only would we get through any tribulation that life can throw at us, we can get through the ultimate tribulation. If He overcame death, what can He not overcome?
If you feel like you can't pick yourself up, don't try. Christ will do the picking up; all you have to do is ask. Just remember what Max Lucado says in the picture: With God’s help, you will get through this.
Lord, let me always remember to rely on you, with complete confidence. Amen.
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Devotion shared by Mason Barge, Editor, Daily Prayer