I’ve been attending a missions conference this week, so I haven’t had much time to touch base with everyone.
When I was going through a VERY tough time back in the summer of 1990, I had been a Christian for just 2 years. I fled upstairs to my bedroom, picked up my Bible, & started flipping through the Psalms. I knew that, in the Psalms, you find people processing every emotion with God — every high & every low. I happened to stumble — by God’s perfect guidance — onto Psalm 142:
- v.1-2 – When I read those lines, I just broke. Still have the tear stains in my Bible.
- v.3-4 – Felt totally the same: overwhelmed, totally alone, & nothing was helping me.
- v.5-6 – Time to turn to God. He’s really the only place I can run & find refuge.
- v.7 – You know, God WILL get me though this…no doubt about it.
God made that Scripture mine that day. L8R.