In The Pit


I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground.

~Psalm 40:1-2, NLT


Prayer is our longing for HIM; our incurable God sickness.

~Karl Barth

I had a good day last Sunday as far as liberty goes. I felt the Spirit moving in me in both services but I came home Sunday night with a heavy heart. I got overwhelmed by the needs on the prayer list and I could not get these hurting people off my mind. Cancer in every direction and where there is no cancer, there is heart break and sorrow–People bound by beds and wheel chairs who want to walk. The needs are overwhelming. When this happens, I usually get some relief by thinking of something else, something beautiful or pleasant but nothing was working Sunday night. June was able to get season three of the CHOSEN up and running but I could not get the suffering of our friends off my mind. I literally went to bed praying for my quite time alone with the LORD come ASAP.

The first devotion I read was Psalm 55 in the NIV. It came out of an old ODB booklet of some of their best devotions. Here is Psalm 55:1-2 {NIV}, Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught. The word distraught means to be deeply agitated, worried, upset. Some synonouns are distressed, fraught, devastated or beside oneself. The AV reads, I mourn in my complaint and moan. Mourning and moaning, that was me, and my thoughts were very troubling.

God’s precious word revived my heart. Jesus literally, reached down and pulled me out of the pit. I thought of David’s words in Psalm 30, “Sorrow may spend the night but JOY is coming in the morning.” Joy came in the morning just like the scripture says. I shared this later Monday morning with the Pastors, and they gave me their blessing and encouragement. It is probably true that some of us are more prone to fall into the pit than others, and more often, but I think it happens to all believers. Thank God for His word and for Christian brothers.


I have to be honest, the cold weather bothers me but I will get use to it; that first day is always rough. I hope you have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.

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