Monday, April 18, 2011

Distant Weakness

***This is being published by me for Rev. G. Pep***

"From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2 [NIV]

No matter how far David considered himself from God, "from the ends of the earth..." he cried out to God.  Do we feel like something we have done has placed us at the farthest point possible from our heavenly Father?
 
It is when we reach this great distance we stop and realize that we do not have the strength to make the trip back home.  At this point there seems to be so many obstacles that we left behind us when we turned from God.  How will we ever be able to contend with all of those issues?  How will we ever be able to navigate our way back to God when we feel so lost?
 
David simply "cried out to God".  Before he grew too weak or reached the point of apathy [not caring], he spoke his heart to God.  David asked God to lead him.  David despite his greatness in the eyes of the people, knew that he was a sinner and he knew that sin brings us to the low points of life.

When we understand that no matter how successful we become or well liked and esteemed; we still have "the flesh" we still have a "sin nature" and the only one who can "lead us" above that nature, above all those obstacles, is God.  He leads us to the "rock that is higher than I".
 
When we fellowship with God's Son Jesus, we are at home.  This is a place filled with security and love.  No matter how far it seems we are from Jesus, we can get back home quickly by crying out to God like David did.

Distance between us
I cannot bear,
In my weakness
will you hear?
In my lowness
you could mock,
Instead you lift me
to the highest rock.

1 comments:

FishHawk said...

This is a truly awesome message--especially in light of the struggles that you and your family has been having to endure lately. Thank you so very much for giving it!