Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth, I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. Psalm 61:1-2 NKJV.
A Prayer For Help And Protection
Greetings, Dear Friends! I trust you are in good spirits this day, the 1st of December 2020. Indeed, this has been the most turbulent year. God has kept us through the season we never anticipated. This year has been full of uncertainty, and the people’s lives were real displaced, and most of the people are still trying to rebuild from rock bottom.
As we enter this last month of the year, some are not looking forward to this season because they have encountered so much loss, and some don’t even see how they will get through this season. They feel overwhelmed and faint with the trials they have gone through. They don’t have any hope for the future. They feel helpless and worn out.
As believers, we have a tendency to put on masks and hide how we actually feel, and sometimes we tend to put on these masks even in the presence of God. Some are pretending to be alright even as they are reading this article. We think we are not demonstrating giant faith if we express how we truly feel; hence, we keep losing battles to the enemy because we fail to be honest and truthfully with ourselves before we can be truthful with anyone else. I have witnessed believers judging other believers because they expressed that they were not doing well and labeled them as lacking faith.
Hear me, O God, when I cry; listen to my prayer. You are the One I will call when pushed to the edge, when my heart is faint. Shoulder me to the rock above me. For You are my protection, an impenetrable fortress from my enemies. Let me live in Your sanctuary forever; let me find safety in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 61:1-4
Today I want to encourage you to learn from King David, who at some point in his life felt very overwhelmed with the storms of life, yet He knew where he would receive help, as per the above-mentioned scripture. He was not afraid to express his fears and share his agony with God. As he was running from his son Absolom, he did not hide his pain from those close and around him, and he kept crying out to God. He cried out to God for help and protection because he understood that his son wanted to kill him. Even when he was running away from King Saul, He focused his eyes on God. He cried out for mercy and presented all the troubles he had before God, as we read from the scripture below.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me. He shall send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. Psalm 57:1 NKJV.
Today I want to tell you that it is okay to cry in the presence of God; even your tears can be a prayer to God when you don’t know how to express your feelings in His presence. Break out and cry out to Him; if you have to cry, allow the comfort of the Holy Spirit to fill your spirit, soul, and body. God is All-knowing, Omnipresent; He is the only One who knows how He will get you out of these calamities. You need to be honest with Him, tell Him your deepest fears and anxieties, and let Him give you rest as He promised in Matthew 28:20.
It is not over until Christ Jesus, our Lord, and Savior says it’s over. God will still show up and show out in your life, even on the eleventh hour. Come as you are and allow Him to lead you to a rock of protection that is higher than any situation. He shall send help from heaven and save you as He promised in the above-mentioned scriptures. Run into His presence; what He has done for others He will also do for you. You shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.