Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. – Ps. 61:1-2
David was overwhelmed. His son, Absalom had not only rejected him, but he had taken the throne from David. The son he loved was treating him like an enemy. We get overwhelmed too, and it doesn’t take that much to do it.
One of those days where everything goes wrong can be overwhelming. Dealing with children and trying to pay the bills can beat us down, especially when you are a single mom. Taking care of aging parents when their health fails can overwhelm us. A busy schedule, a health crisis, a home repair, a car repair, a demanding job…all of which can become overwhelming, but we can pray.
Like David, we can cry out to God, who is higher than us and bigger than anything that can overwhelm us. No matter where we are or what is happening, we can pray. We can boldly ask God to hear and attend our prayer. He is the only one that can lead us to that safe, secure place. He is our shelter from the world (Ps. 61:3). He is the strong tower that we run into for safety (Ps. 61:3; Prov. 18:10). Like baby chicks who are sheltered under the wings of the hen, God shelters us from the enemy’s attacks (Ps. 61:4). Satan can bombard us with one thing after another, but we can find quiet and rest under the wings of our heavenly Father.
Quite likely, you are overwhelmed today. Take the time to step into the strong tower of safety. Kneel under your Father’s wings. Feel His peaceful calmness as He provides you with security, and rests in His promises today!
Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.