Downward Spiral to Unfailing Love?
I get the feeling of being overwhelmed sometimes. Whether it’s family, ministry, work, school, or what have you, life can just come crashing down way to fast now and then. If that’s not bad enough, when I start to feel overwhelmed, then I feel bad because there have got to be literally billions of people who have things way worse than I do! Some people don’t even have food or shelter–who am I to complain? Once I get to feeling overwhelmed, and then feeling bad about that, then I can make it worse by lashing out at people who don’t deserve it. I begin to feel even worse about that and then I know I can’t pray without being a hypocrite. That’s when I can begin to wonder if God could even like an idiot like me, much less die for my sins. Thanks be to God that His Word, tucked away in my heart by His precious grace, then becomes the solid foundation my feet finally realize is beneath me. This is a sinful and wicked world at times, and the flesh inside of me is no better. Oh, if I didn’t have His Word, I just couldn’t make it another minute. Put your trust in Him alone!
“Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:7-8
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