Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your day to day activities? Do you feel as if each day runs into the other and there’s no where to go; only to run on a continual treadmill? You are tired and worn out… you feel like running to somewhere… away…you are overwhelmed with troubles, such as: financial problems, betrayal from friends or family members, or both; you feel sick, and in despair.
You need to find a haven of peace, and rest for your weary body, and your weary soul; you need to heal in order to feel whole and happy again. However, something tells you to keep going, and lifts you up to where you feel hopeful, happy and encouraged. Could this be the still small voice of God that is reminding you of his love, his care, and his watchful eye upon your life.
In Psalm 55 David laments about his life-he has many troubles that greatly burden him on a continual basis. He wants to escape and run far away. “So I said, “Oh that I had wings like a dove! For than I would fly away and be at rest. I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness. How quickly I would escape far from the wild storm of hatred.” (Psalm 55:6-8) Furthermore, he was treated unkindly by people while he was going through these terrible times. His heart became bitter and tormented. David became not just bitter, but so angry and hateful towards those who had abused him and had turned on him.
Eventually David saw that the Lord was his only hope for true peace and restoration. “As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and he shall hear my voice…Cast your burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”(vv.16-17, 22). We need to continue to trust God. He sends help in our times of need, in small or big ways, nevertheless, his help comes in ways we may not expect, and revives us; helps us to get back on our feet and restores our brokenness to being whole once again.
There is such a wonderful feeling of happiness and contentment when we feel whole. Being whole means coming into ourselves as individuals, we have found ourselves, we are happy and complete- We can live each day content with our surroundings, our home environment, our relationships, our work, our lives in general. We can trust the providence of God to keep us whole as we live each day.
Let him sustain us today. “Cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you,” (I Peter 5:7).
Psalm 55: The Bible (New Living Translation).