Help and Hope For the Heavy Heart

Sorrow

Though written 3,000 years ago, the collection of Psalms are timeless as they address the human condition.  They speak to hearts that are heavy with sorrow, consciences laden with sin, and spirits that are crushed by outside circumstances often beyond our control.

So, what can we do? Read Psalms 56-60.  They  provide wonderful insights and answers.  Here are five things from these Psalms that will help and offer hope. 

1. Know that God is for you.  Do not fear what man can do you. Trust in God. 

2. Pray for safety, security and mercy, knowing that the mercy of God reaches into the heavens.

3. Believe that there is a reward for the righteous, because God is a just judge.

4. Trust in the providence of God. Wait on Him,   Rely on His strength.  And praise Him for His power. 

5. Seek His pardon when you have sinned.  Pray for the restoration of His favor when you have fallen 

And so, the wise man was right when he wrote, “In the way of righteousness there is life” (Prov 12:28)  An abundant life. A good life. A fulfilling life. An eternal life. 

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

 

A note to readers: Normally I only post Monday-Friday.  For the month of April I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge on facebook.  The challenge is to write one post a day for 30 days.  So, for this month, I want to share some short thoughts and insights from the Psalms on Saturday and Sunday.  I hope you find them helpful.

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2 responses to “Help and Hope For the Heavy Heart

  1. Sandra Jo of Pine Bluff, AR

    Very reassuring! Ps.56:1, “Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up” is very appropriate, as we watch our nation fall victim to Satan’s workings all around us, daily. Ps. 57:6, “…they have dug a pit before me; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen,” tells us to stay on the straight and narrow to avoid the pitfalls! Ps. 59:9,16, 17, “…for God is my defense.” In the end, the Lord and we His children are victorious, together! Great read this morning, Brother Ken. Thanks!

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