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. Psalm 61:2 KJV
God’s grace is bigger than that desolated place you are in now. God hasn’t forgotten about you and your plight.
Remember Mephibosheth? Living in Lodebar? A desolated forgotten place. A place where the spirit is broken by the circumstances of life. A land of no pasture, a land forgotten, even as Mephibosheth was forgotten.
6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said, “Mephibosheth!” “At your service,” he replied. 7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” 8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” 9 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.) 11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons. 12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:6-13 NIV.
But you, precious sister, you don’t have to be living in that desolation, there are seasons and then there are seasons. Seasons of plenty, and seasons of want. Seasons of growth and knowledge. “And as you walk through this dry season in your life, remember all the oasis that are at your disposal.”
There were so many people in the Bible that went through a period of changes and seasons. Each one unique to their time. One such person that comes to mind is Hagar, Sarah’s slave. She was sent away by Abraham after a confrontation and scuttle of sorts with his wife, Sarah. And after the only supply of water that she had on her ran out, Hagar placed her son under a bush and cried out to God.
14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob. 17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” 19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. Genesis 21:14-19 NIV
It’s bad enough not having water, but having to see your only son die must have devastated Hagar. As a mom it breaks our hearts when our children are ill, or are going through a hard season in their own lives. We lift our voices to the Lord and pray for strength, for comfort and peace.
Depression can drive us to wish for death in a season of fear. But God is faithful and has proven that He provided for His servants of old and can and is doing that for us today. He didn’t forsake any of his chosen, and promises to keep us in the palm of His hand as well. We have a good, good Father!
Sometimes our faith is shaken hard enough that we feel we are going to die. Other times our hearts are so hurt that depression settles in and we feel its weight pressing hard on our soul. Always remember that our heavenly Father continues to take care of us.
Love for you and the mercy he has for who you are, makes it possible for you to stand strong lovely sister. He is the God of all comfort. HE IS THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN YOU AND I.
2 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. Psalm 61:2 KJV
Luz A. Tanon is a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother. Sharing the love of Christ and about her testimony of God’s amazing grace in her own life, you can find her writing at: https://m.facebook.com/Grapevineofgrace/; Instagram @grapevineofgrace; https://grapevineofgrace.wordpress.com/.
We thank you, Luz, for your contribution to this month’s publication of Titus-two.com and sharing encouragement for the weary heart.
You are loved to Heaven and Back, Luz ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary