When we are going through difficult times, we can feel overwhelmed. Sometimes we face situations that can feel overwhelming. These are times when we feel out of our depth or desperate. David spoke out about the way he was feeling.
Psalm 61:2'When my heart is overwhelmed...'
The original word for the word ''overwhelmed'' is the idea of being enveloped or completely covered by the magnitude of the situation. It is never a pleasant experience to feel overwhelmed. I have often had to deal with people who struggle with anxiety. When they experience acute anxiety, it is called a 'panic attack' and they become awash with fear. It often effects their ability to function and to see things clearly. When we feel overwhelmed it feels like waves that wash over us and it can even leave us feeling like we are being pushed under and are being drowned by the situation. This situation can affect our thinking and our feelings. But David knew how to handle this. Let's look at what he did in the middle of this situation, and let's learn from him so that we will know what to do when we face such times.
DAVID CRIED OUT TO GOD
Psalm 61:2'I will cry to You!'
When we feel overwhelmed and removed from our rightful place and destiny, we must not become consumed or overwhelmed, but we must shift our focus. Our focus needs to shift off the situation and onto God and His strength and ability. When things seem overwhelming, we must overwhelm them with prayer. At such times we can call on God to lift us up as only He can do. The Lord offers us His security that only His divine help can bring us. It's hard to pray and call on God when situations are overpowering us, but it's the best thing to do. If you are in such a situation, just begin to call on the Lord and if that is too hard, just speak the Name of Jesus over yourself and your situation. Don't let what you are going through stop you from calling out to God, rather let it encourage you to call on Him even more. David cried out to God. It sounds like he made some noise and shouted out to God. Even though He felt overwhelmed and felt utterly removed, he knew that no matter where he found himself nor what he was facing, he could call out to God. Your situation is not greater than your ability to cry out to God. The situation and the circumstances may not be good, but God is there with you.
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