He is here to help
'Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress.' Psalm 25:16 NLT
When everything in our lives is falling apart, do we try and solve it on our own by living in denial or turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms? In Psalm 25:16 David called out: 'Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress.' David went to God. He realised that he was in a bad situation, that no one else was going to help, and that he needed God. David knew who to trust. He says: 'I trust in you, my God' (Psalm 25:2 NLT)!
When we don't let God into our lives and rely on our own strength, we live using our own ways to cope. But we're not designed to live like that; we're designed to be dependent on our heavenly Father. We're designed to go to him, ask him for help, and allow his strength to sustain us. We generally only confide in people we trust, so if we're avoiding confiding in God, we need to have a look at our hearts and ask ourselves what's stopping us from trusting him. It might be a seemingly unanswered prayer, a disappointment, or a lie about God's character that we're believing.
Let's get into God's presence and hand all our situations over to him. Let's surrender to him and ask him to help us get through whatever we're facing.
So what now? Take a five minute break sometime today and, like David, pray, 'Show me...Lead me... teach me' (Psalm 25:4-5 NLT). If you're struggling to know how to give things over to him, why not start by just saying 'Help!'
Soulfood: 1 Chr 17:1-20, Heb 11:4 - 12:3, Ps 18:20-29, Pro 4:18