Hope for Fainting Hearts
Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Psalm 61:1-3
In the early hours of this morning (2:00am), I read those verses and began to ponder them. Next thing, I was almost in tears.
When feelings fail you
While I was praying over Psalm 61:1-3, God began to speak to my heart…
Christianity is not about ‘feeling God’ but knowing God and being known by Him. There comes a time when feelings cease and it’s what (WHO) you know that will matter.
That hit me so hard!
Feeling is good. Feeling is important. God created feeling. But feeling is not substance; God is. Click here to tweet that
When your heart faints
The Psalmist is always bare with his emotions. He doesn’t hold back – he pours himself before God.
…from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint
David doesn’t hide his fallibility. He doesn’t gloss over his worries. He doesn’t pretend about his weaknesses. He understands struggling to trust God sometimes.
So why do we pretend to have it all covered?
When your heart faints, it’s not the end of the world.
Hope for fainting hearts
I’m so glad God doesn’t leave us with fainting hearts. God doesn’t abandon us in our hour of need, if we call on Him. There’s hope for us:
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
Now you see why I was moved to tears? How can you read this and not be moved!
There’s a ROCK that’s higher than you. There’s a REFUGE that covers you. There’s a STRONG TOWER that protects you.
What about you? Can you do with some of God’s help today?