1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: “Please, God!” I cried out. “Save my life!” God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. 7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Soul, you’ve been rescued from death; Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.” (The Message Bible)
Are you feeling like you are ready to give up on yourself? Are you ready to give up on your hopes and your dreams? Have you experienced so many disappointments that you just don’t care anymore? Do you feel like you are a disappointment? When you reach these points in your life, what do you do? Sometimes your closest friends and family don’t understand how you feel or what you are going through.
Has someone betrayed you? Don’t give up! Jesus was betrayed too but He did not let this stop Him from what He had to do. Have the doctors given you a bad medical report? Don’t give up! God is a healer! Ask Him to heal your body. Are you out of work and can’t seem to make ends meet? Don’t give up! Trust God to supply your every need. Have you made poor choices and bad decisions that have pushed you into a dark corner? Don’t give up! God’s love for you is unconditional. His love is full of grace and mercy. Ask Him to forgive you and then seek Him for direction.
God wants you to know He is with you. Take all of your troubles to Him. Let Him hear your cries and let Him wipe away all of your tears. He truly cares about you and your outcome. Don’t give up! Allow Him to bless your soul and your spirit. Let Him save you! Tell God you trust Him. He won’t let you give up!