Food for ThoughtPsalm 142:6 God Hears
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living. True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 142:6 The Voice

6. Oh, let me know that You hear my cry  because Iím languishing and desperate; Rescue me from those who torment me because thereís no way I can stand up to them; they are much too strong for me.

When God seems distant it is devastating;  HIs silence can leave us in a place struggling with feelings of abandonment.  These  seasons in our life may take us into the deepest darkness.   We experience pain and sorrow that seem to go beyond our limits.

Our only solution is to cry out to God;  knowing that not only does He have the answer, but He is the answer.    

It is in this place we have a choice to make.  We can choose to succumb to the depression and despair or use our desperation to propel us toward God.  

Desperation can make the most docile person passionate and illicit a response that otherwise would lay dormant.   It  can be extremely destructive to ourselves or others as it slowly and methodically drains us of our strength and emotional energy.

Those who torment us come in all forms;  they can be human or spiritual.  They can also be humans influenced by demonic spirits.   

When we are being attacked by people or evil spirits and the attack is ongoing and relentless, at some point we lose our ability to stand against it.  Our resolve is weakened and we fall into the well of hopelessness.

This is when earthly comfort is revealed for what it is; shallow and useless.   We need the same depth of comfort and strength as is in our desperation.  

God can and does meet us in that extreme place of need.

We feel vulnerable and helpless to change the matter or defend ourselves from those who oppress us.     We then can see our great and unseen need for God alone.  

It is not a shameful admittance that we are weak.  On the battlefield long ago, soldiers fought next to each other delivering the same blows against the enemy for their fellow comrades as they did for themselves.  If one fighter fell, wounded and bleeding, other soldiers stood between the wounded one and the enemy and fought for him.  In the same way, there are times we have fallen from the blows of the enemy and God comes to our defense.  Sometimes He uses people to support and encourage us and sometimes it is He alone who stands between us and the arrows of the evil one.

This man of God, King David, was open and honest with God in ways that seem unheard of now a days.

We must get back to being real and admitting, sharing and crying out our desperation and fears.

Prayer:  Father God, we can be real with you. We can express our hearts and let you minister peace to us. I pray that you would bring divine appointments to us so that we can have people in our lives whom we can trust with our times of despair.

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.