“When my heart is overwhelmed…lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:1, 2).
David, the writer of Psalm 61, is exiled from Jerusalem, the place where he worshipped. He is overcome with a myriad of emotions and uncertainty. Banished, alone, whether by the hand of Saul or his own son Absalom is uncertain. His state, his peace is disturbed. Making sense of it all is seemingly futile. He must somehow overcome this unjustified assault.
David remembers his God, recalling his journey in the wilderness, when it was only God and himself. He recites the Word of God to himself.
The tool the enemy uses to overwhelm can come via any source. However, his objective is to divert one’s attention from worshipping God and to invoke anxiety. He hopes to isolate us from our familiar place of worship.
Life sometimes strikes a hard blow. Some things you cannot control. What do you do? You utter a prayer of overcoming and trust God to deliver. A prayer of overcoming can free you from that state of devastation!
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Work Cited: Matthew Henry Commentary
Contributor: Pastor Janice Roseboro, NC
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