Today's daily devotion

Overwhelmed? Cry Out

[Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the Lord.] Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.—PSALM 102:1 KJV

If any word describes life in the twenty-first century, it’s overwhelming.

It doesn’t matter if we are single or married or if we stay home or have an outside job. Even with all of our modern
conveniences, we never seem to get on top of things.

There’s always one more thing to do; always one more hug to give, one more call to answer, one more crisis to solve.

Life never lets up.

It’s overwhelming.

And it becomes more overwhelming when we get so busy we forget our Source of strength and sanity. When we forget to pray.

May we never overlook this vital connection with God!

Our Lord loves us. He is not surprised when we are overwhelmed; He is not afraid of our complaints. He is ready to
answer when we cry out for mercy and strength.

While God hears silent prayers, it is the cry of His people that seems to get the ear of God and move His hand more dramatically. When we cry out, we admit that we cannot help ourselves and we need His help.

God is there. And He does not want us to be silent.

Father, HELP! I have more than I can handle. Help me to say yes to the best things and no to those less-important things that tend to overwhelm me. Thank You for hearing my complaint and answering, for turning my plea into praise!

Adapted from
Strength & Grace Magazine

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