“Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.” – Psalm 25:16 – 17
I heard a story on the radio yesterday about a woman who went bungee-jumping. Terrifying as that could be, what happened to her was even worse: the cord broke. She rapidly descended into water and suddenly found herself completely disoriented. Yet she amazingly emerged a survivor, and although she suffered a broken collarbone, she anticipates a full recovery.
So let’s be honest … vulnerable … straight to the point. We all have moments of discouragement and sadness. Times when we fall into the pit of despair. They can be overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. Yet as we plunge into the depths, there is One who never lets go.
His strength is sure. His grip is secure. When we are held by Him, we can know complete peace and rest.
His ways are perfect. His plans always succeed. When we are led by Him, we can be confident a good destination awaits.
Perhaps you’re struggling to keep your head above water today. Maybe you’re battling a life-threatening illness. Maybe you’re grieving the loss of a spouse or dealing with betrayal. Maybe you’re anxious about family relationships or worrying about finances.