Overwhelmed? What to Do?
5/20/2013

OVERWHELMED? WHAT TO DO?
John Gray
 

Psa 61:2 ASV.  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

 

"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee ...."

 

Although God's children may be ridiculed by the world and the world may pass laws in attempts to constrain the true worship of God, the world can no more restrain the obedient child of God than King Nebuchadnezzar could force Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to worship his golden idol.

 

Dan 3:10-11 ASV.  (10)  Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image;  (11)  and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

 

Nor could the decree of King Darius cause Daniel to deny his God.

 

Dan 6:7 ASV.  All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counsellors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

 

When our heart is overwhelmed or "covered" with grief and sorrow (for any trouble, outward or inward and ready to sink, and fail and die), we can from the ends of the earth "Cry unto God".

Psa 40:12 ASV.  For innumerable evils have compassed me about; Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; And my heart hath failed me.

 

Sometimes the saints are overwhelmed the troubles associated with the cares of this world.  Sometimes it seems that all we have in our life are the winds and waves of pain and strife, but we are not alone because we can "Cry unto God" and lay our sins and cares at His feet.

 

Psa 25:1 KJV.  "... Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul."

 

"Lead me to the rock that is higher than I ..."

 

Christ is the Rock of Israel, the Rock of our salvation, and our refuge. He is higher than David, and all the kings of the earth; higher than the angels in heaven, and higher than the heavens themselves.

 

Heb 7:26 KJV.  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

 

It is to Christ that obedient souls desire to be led (by the Spirit of God always), especially when in distress.

Psa 23:1-6 ASV.   (1) A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.  (2)  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters.  (3)  He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.  (4)  Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.  (5)  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.  (6)  Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah for ever.

 

When you feel like you are being "Overwhelmed", "Slammed-Dunked" and "Dropped-Kicked" thought the goal-posts of life, then is the time to realize that you can't handle it, but God can, so you ought to let Him.

 

Isa 41:10 ASV.  fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.






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