From the End of the Earth

During a time of intense heartache and disappointment, I read the first four verse of Psalm 61.  In the first part of the second verse, the writer says, “from the end of the earth will I call to You when my heart is faint”.  I remember reading that phrase in a version that says “…when my heart is overwhelmed”.  Have you been there?

Have you been at the place where you are simply overwhelmed with sorrow, regret, heartache, confusion, disappointment?  Have been at the point of simply wanting to give up?  Regardless of whether you reached that place because of your own mistake (as I did) or because of something you might not even have been able to control, the feeling is just as disheartening.  The words of the psalmist describe it as being “the end of the earth”.

So, what do you do when you find yourself at that place?  You see, at the end of the earth you are without companionship.  You are at the place of being overwhelmed in you – no one else is there to share the pain and the burden.  You find yourself alone.  So, what do you do?

The writer of Psalm 61, inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, declares his plan of action as being turning to God.  Listen to the plea in the opening words of Psalm 61 – “Hear my cry, oh God; give heed to my prayer”.  He can pen those words because he has found God faithful in times past.  God has been his refuge and his tower of strength.  So David’s request is that God would let him dwell in God’s tent forever and find shelter in God’s wings.  That’s where I want to be.  How about you?

~ by brotherfaron on January 22, 2018.

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