“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,
Strong tower from the enemy!
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings…
So I will sing praise to Your name forever…” (Psalm 61)
Last night something very sad happened to us as a spiritual family. A dear sister from our church passed on in a domestic accident. She was about 30 years old. She joined our church from the beginning of the ministry. She was a member of the choir. She got married in our church. They had two beautiful daughters. This morning the whole choir and many in the congregation wept openly. In difficult times like these, when questions overpower the answers, we need to go to the Bible and draw comfort from the Word of God. Nobody can help and heal a broken heart like the Holy Spirit. He is called the Comforter, the Helper! When painful things come, we remember that God is unshakable and unchangeable. He is the faithful God who hears prayers. God answers prayers.
When your heart is fainting, when your heart is overwhelmed, when sorrow bombards you like the waves of the sea, when you do not know what to say, when you do not what to pray, that is the time to remember the name of Jesus! Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the proven shelter in times of trouble. He is the unfailing strong tower of protection against the fiery arrows of the enemy. The Lord is calling you to Him. Use your pain to worship God. Do not waste this opportunity to draw closer to God. Do not give the devil your precious tears. Give them to Jesus in worship. Like a woman in labor, use your pain to bring forth life. Like the little sparrow that built a nest under the roof of the house, come and find your rest in God’s tabernacle, in His presence. There is peace in the shelter of His eternal wings. In His presence there is joy. You shall find supernatural strength in God’s presence.
Trust the Holy Spirit to lead you to Jesus Christ the Lord! You who are burdened with sin, come! You who is backsliding, come! You who are heavy leaden with much labor and too little pay, come! You who do not know where to go to, come! If you are afraid, confused, depressed, sick in body or in mind, come! There is room at the Cross for you! Find Jesus! The Savior is waiting for you! You shall rejoice once more! You shall sing a new song of praises to God! Shallom! Peace! It is well with your soul… It is well!!!