Psalm 61:1, 2
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I,” Psalm 61:2.
Have you ever noticed when life is overwhelming, that is when we need to diligently seek the Lord? David felt overwhelmed.
Absalom was chasing his father, David. David had resorted to hiding because he did not want to fight his own son; however, neither did he want to die by his hand. Lonely, yet, in a crowd of his own army, he cried out to God. God heard his prayer.
Have you ever been so down and so discouraged that you lay on your face (literally) before God, crying out to Him? You were seeking His favor, His answer to your situation, His intervention on your behalf—the way David poured out his heart to God.
God wants you to come to Him through prayer with your needs. When life’s storms threaten to flood your life with trouble, call on Him. When doctors shake their heads and shrug their shoulders, call on Him. When a marriage turns into bitterness and disrespect, call on Him. He wants to help you. He wants to lift you out of the mire and set your feet on solid ground. He wants to lift you out of discouragement and restore your joy.
In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears (Psalm 18:6).