I am new to blogging so please bear with me.
(This blog is an excerpt from a sermon I preached last month with the same name.)
How many of you have ever felt like you are at the end of your rope?
Psalm 61:2 -When David was at the end of his rope, down to his last gasp, feeling down & struggling to cope with life - He cried out to God for direction, the One He acknowledged as being ‘higher’ than himself, above all his disappointments & troubles. The God who is above all other names!! The God who is above depression, discouragement, doubt, fear & loneliness. Above sickness, disease & the powers of death!
God desires to lead you to that same towering rock of safety! That place of security, protection & shelter.
When you are overwhelmed it is easy to ‘…jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job.’
We’ve all experienced times of weakness where we doubted if God was even aware of our situation.
Holding on to our faith can be both a trial and chore at the same time. With all that comes against us, the path of least resistance is to loose focus and loose faith.
But just as Peter reached out to JESUS with dear life as he was sinking in the water, so we do to our Saviour as well. JESUS will do the same to us reach back and keep us from drowning.
Always remember, adversity serves a purpose; it teaches us to cry out to GOD and stretches our faith. The more your faith stretches, the more it covers.
When we don’t understand what life brings our way, when we can’t answer the question ‘why’, God spurs us on to hold on to our faith…to keep our confidence & faith in Him…to trust & believe that God still on the throne!
Be blessed, Pastor D.