The bottom has fallen out of my life!

So I know that I have been MIA (Missing In Action) for a couple of weeks. I apologize. I have been working 12 to 16 hours a day and then got sick. I know no surprise with how much I have been working. Things are getting back to normal, so you will see more posts from me. Even some twice a week!

Each morning I have devotional time to start my day. One part of my devotion involves an online internet group of women called She Reads Truth (http://shereadstruth.com/). They have challenged us throughout the Lent Season to study, learn, and stretch ourselves to writing about what we learn from specific scriptures. I have been praying for God to expand me in this manner and He answered my prayer. To be honest I didn’t mean for it to happen publicly yet, but it is what it is. So our first assignment Psalms 130.

I love the Message version of Psalms 130. It starts out with “Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life!” (Psalm 130:1). How much more real does it get than that? Have you ever felt like the bottom has fallen out of your life. I can think of several times when I have felt that way. I can even think of times when I have interceded on behalf of family and friends and felt that way on their behalf. What I remember about the times when I have felt like this is thinking and even saying “What else can happen?” One day I had about 4 things happen within a 3 hour period. I remember talking to my mom and her saying “I am going to need you to stop saying that!” She was right. I was so wrapped up in my emotions that I was speaking things into existence. God has a sense of humor. And during those times when I would say those things He would prove to me just how much more I could bear for He is my strength.When we are in the midst of turmoil we sometimes get so caught up that we need to be reminded of God’s love. I don’t know about you, but in the times when I FEEL the bottom has fallen out (because truthfully it will never fall out with God on your side) Psalm 130 is one of those real prayers that helps me to feel the emotion and than remember that He will always redeem me.

 

“Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings,
who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit,
and that’s why you’re worshiped.
I pray to God—my life a prayer—
and wait for what he’ll say and do.
My life’s on the line before God, my Lord,
waiting and watching till morning,
waiting and watching till morning.
O Israel, wait and watch for God—
with God’s arrival comes love,
with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.
No doubt about it—he’ll redeem Israel,
buy back Israel from captivity to sin.” Psalm 130
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8 thoughts on “The bottom has fallen out of my life!

  1. This is wonderful. God is indeed a present help in our times of trouble. We need to trust Him to work things out and to glorify Him in everything for He will do that which He has purposed.

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