June 26, 2020
My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. – Psalm 119:28 NKJV
So much has happened. Is your soul melting from heaviness? Have you cried more grief- filled tears than can be counted? (He collects everyone.) Is your breath dripping, dropping, leaking a multitude of tears because you are downcast? Are you full of sorrow from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head? Has your grief no place to go, but to pour forth like a river down your cheeks. Are you depressed? Sad? Are you pained in your mind? You are not alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
The Psalmist felt the same and expressed it through his words. He cried for help, “Strengthen me according to Your word.” He knew where to find help. He asked the Lord for strength. The word strength here means:
- Arise from the bed
- Become powerful
- Erect from a fall
- Stand up
- Raise up
- Go forth
Your list of tragedies may be long. By the world’s standards, you may have every reason to be depressed, except God!
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3 KJV
Whatever is taking your breath away and melting your soul…
I enCOURAGE you to cry out to God in your sadness, “Strengthen me according to your word!” The word says in Joel 3:10, “Let the weak say ‘I am strong!’” Cry out until your soul stops dripping and arise.