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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I 2nd King David

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." 2 Samuel 22:17-20

This is my praise today. I look back to impossible days when my enemy, PD, was for a time prevailing. I was under its thumb. I had no power against it and my heart to fight - to hope - had been mortally wounded.

That time has passed. I'm on the other side of those impossible days. If you belong to Jesus, and right now you are in deep waters, in need of rescue,then do what King David did: "In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.... He parted the heavens and came down...." 2 Samuel 22:7,10

You will one day rejoice and say with David, "... I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me...." (2 Samuel 22:4-6) but they were nothing in comparison to the Lord my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.

Child of God, if you are in impossible days, be encouraged and KNOW that you have your Father's ear and you will one day be delivered! If you are past impossible days then sing praises to your heavenly Father, knowing that when trouble comes again, He will deliver in His time.

Don't surrender hope in your God.

"You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall." 2 Samuel 22:29-30


Tonya said...

So glad to see you are feeling better and your spirit is strengthened. I wanted to comment before, but had no words that were worthy.
My despair comes in waves and PD and/or the drugs we take for it can cause major depression and cognitive problems and even the unspoken word of PD: psychosis. Mornings are the worst for me when my brain is depleted of dopamine and no medication for several hours. Of course, that is when our enemy reminds us of our sins and past sins, and uses guilt to hold us back.

We are ALL sinners and we ALL fall short. We are undeserving, yet He still wants to cover us with His blessings and love and protection.
I will never surrender HOPE. Many times that is all we can hold on to.

Have a good weekend, Anna!

Anna said...

Tonya, I always love hearing from you! I echo your declaration to never surrender hope.
Mornings are slow for me too. Try keeping a glass of water with your morning meds on your bedside table. Set your alarm to wake you 30 minutes early. Take your pills then go back to sleep for 30 minutes or so. It helps me.
Remember that you have the mind of Christ. Pray for clear thinking and then lean on the Bible. As you read it and let its words soak into your soul, healing comes. If you want to talk about it further just email me (I think you have my email address, but if not let me know and I'll send it.
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