Desperate is as Desperate Does

Is your life desperate right now and does that desperation roll over into your holiday celebrations? What does your desperation look like? Is it floods, accidents, starvation, life threats, financial trouble, or illness? You are not alone. Others have been there before you.

Take Psalm 142 (a David prayer, when he was in the cave)

In these short seven verses, David pours out his fearful heart. He is alone in a cave, Saul is chasing him, and he feels abandoned by friends.

He uses phrases like “not a soul cares what happens, I sink in despair, God you are my last chance.” (MSG)

As this Christmas season moves over us, let us remember that when we feel we have no way out, that is a worldly thought. The truth is that God is always our way out. It is safe to tell him how we feel and ask him for his help.

Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. (Psalm 142:6-7, NIV)

Prayer- Lord when you meet us as you always do, let us have the grace to thank you for the help. Amen.

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