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A Distress Call - by Mary L. Weinstein

            Have you ever felt so much pain in your heart that you could hardly pray?  Have you cried out to God so much and wondered if He even hears your prayers?  Psalm 6 shows us that King David experienced some of that.  In Psalm 6:2-3 it says, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.  My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O Lord—how long?”  When I discovered my husband was having an affair, the pain was so immense that I would attempt to pray but all I did was wail.  I felt as if God had forgotten me because I felt no relief from the pain.  I felt perhaps I did something to deserve this pain.  I felt so weak and helpless. 


King David knew what it felt like to feel tremendous distress and to wait on God for deliverance.  In verse 6 and 7 it says, “I am weary with my groaning; all night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears.  My eye wastes away because of grief.”  These verses describe me during that horrible period in my life.  I cried every night and hardly slept.  I thought my life was over.  It was difficult to face another day with all that pain still in my heart.  I became weary.  My soul was distressed.  I thought God took a vacation during my darkest hour.  I kept calling on God to deliver me but I didn’t think He heard me.  Verse 9 tells us that the Lord does hear our supplication; He receives our prayers.  He hears our weeping. 


We live in a fallen world where people have a free will.  Sometimes those people choose to sin against us.  It is not because we did anything to deserve it.  It is because they decided to make selfish decisions.  Even though we go through times of darkness, the Word of God reminds us that God is near to us.  His grace is what carries us through those dark times.  You should never feel alone because you’re not.  Know that God does love you.  But you must continue to endure until the end.  It may seem hopeless but it is not.  God knows just how much you can take before your breaking point.  In the end, you come out stronger than ever and able to help others in their times of darkness.


Copyright 2009 Mary L. Weinstein

Mary L. Weinstein is a Certified Life Purpose Coach through Life Purpose Coaching Centers, Int'l.  She holds a Bachelor of Theology in Biblical Counseling from The King's College & Seminary.  She is an ordained Minister, Biblical Counselor and Bible Teacher.  Mary is the Founder and CEO of Friends with Purpose Ministries.  Her website is http://www.friendswithpurpose.com

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