Psalm 116 is an incredible roller coaster of a psalm.
We see the author who has such firm faith and trust in God, and has seen God work and move in the past, but still faces trials and tests.
We see an author who is overwhelmed, stressed and perhaps even depressed. He has lost faith in society and feels death closing in on him.
But his response is something we all need to look at: “Please Lord, save me!”
Even in his overwhelmed heart, he did the only thing he knew to do and the only thing he knew could make a difference – he called out to God.
Some passages I referred to this past sunday in my sermon that I would encourage you to read again:
Psalm 116, 2 Corinthians 4:7-15, Revelations 21:1-4, Hebrews 13:15-16 and Romans 12.
This week, if you feel life closing in around you and you are becoming overwhelmed – call out to God, He will hear you.
But also journey with people. The author of this psalm also talks about doing this “in the presence of all His people”.
Connect. Find those you trust, those who are in the same place, those who have been in the same place, those who care for you, those who may be so far removed from that but can offer a new perspective, those who trust God and can point you to our Saviour, Healer, Comforter…
This fall we are re-launching small groups, because I believe this is a VITAL part of our journey. Pray about being in a small group, and pray about being a small group leader. Let us journey together and strengthen each other as we seek God in the joy and the struggles of our lives.