Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning"1 (Lyrics)
Was there ever a time in your life when you just wanted to crawl into a hole and hide away from reality? Sometimes, I have thought that it would be so nice to fall down a rabbit hole, like Alice in Wonderland, and find a fantasy world at the bottom that is free of pain, sickness, and war.
Approximately five years ago, my husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia. The life that I was used to has changed. But now, besides my husband's illness, both my daughters are suffering from anxiety attacks.
I feel so helpless because these situations are out of my control, and there is nothing that I can do.
Yet, it is at times like these that the only thing that I am able to do, is to remember that I can talk to God.
Psalm 25:16 – Come, Lord, and show me your mercy, for I am helpless, overwhelmed, in deep distress. (TLB)
God understands, and He knows what I am facing. God recognizes my anxiousness, and waits patiently for me to come to Him. God is aware of the mothering and nurturing within me. God knows the outcome of this present reality.
Philippians 4:6 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (NASB)
Is there something in your life right now that you feel helpless about?
Prayer: Lord God, we come to You in our helpless state. We ask for Your help in this situation. Help us to let go and trust in Your abundant provision and guidance. Amen.