At the end of your rope? I’ve been there.
No place to look but up? Yep.
Running in quicksand? You bet.
A friend’s loss was so significant that his heart felt as if stopped beating for almost two years.
In Psalm 13, David felt similarly painful and paralyzingly emotions. The kingdom God had given was eroding. His followers were abandoning him. His family and friends were treasonous. His hope was fading away.
Yet, David rested in a love that that was redeeming, rescuing and rejuvenating. “But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt richly with me.” (Ps 13:5, 6)
I like the way The Message ascribes these verses, “I’ve thrown myself headlong into Your arms— I’m celebrating Your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.” (Ps 13:5, 6 MSG)
In challenging and confusing times, our response can be the same . . .
– Throw yourself into His arms
– Celebrate your rescue and our Rescurer
– Sing at the top of your lungs
Hillsong said it in a powerful way . . . may these words resonate in your heart, today
Oh, I’m running to Your arms, I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace, Light of the world forever reign.