“2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 3 O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.”
This morning, we begin with a cry to the Lord. The saint's soul is so quickly wearied, depressed, and anxious. At times, we feel so low that we could use the word picture of our soul being in Sheol, the lowest of lows. It has been well said that spiritual depression is linked to focusing too much on ourselves and a lack of belief in God’s promises. So, this morning, let us endeavor to quicken our faint hearts with the promises of our great God!
Look how intimate and personal the Father’s love for His children is! The psalmist says that God restored him to life from among those who go down to the pit. When you are out in public in a giant crowd, there are many faces around you and many voices to be heard. However, should your child cry out to you, they would instantly stand out! What zeal you would have in finding your scared child in the thronging multitude! What compassion and kindness you would have for your little one who desperately cries out for you! Now, if you, as a finite, imperfect parent, would respond in this way. How will your Lord respond to your cry to Him this morning? He will heal you. He will bring your soul up from Sheol. You can trust this more than you trust that the sun will rise again tomorrow morning.
Grace and Peace,