Relief from stress
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/31- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
Premise Question: What can one do, where does one turn, who should one call out to, when hemmed in, completely surrounded, pressed hard and buffeted on every side, without any relief or point of escape in sight?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
(Psalms 119:143 NLT)
Even though I may become overwhelmed, at times, during difficult, discomforting, disturbing, as well as, distressful and taxing times of trials, troubles, turbulent and turbid circumstances, that are filled with vexing anxiety, I am still consumed and captured by my love for Your commands, for when I turn to them, they give me much needed comfort, real joy and pure delight. (Psalm 119:143 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What can one do, where does one turn and who should one call out to, while and when being overwhelmed by the events and complexities of life? One can and absolutely should seek the face of The Rock that the builders rejected and then, turn unto His commands. Jesus Christ is The Rock and Cornerstone of our redeeming salvation, for in Him and His commands only, does one find the very essence of real joy, sweet comfort, perfect peace and pure delight! This has always been, is now and forever will be true; regardless of the severe situations, complicated circumstances and dire consequences one may face in life. Even when one is completely surrounded and hemmed in, with no where to run, no place to turn, no way out, no point of escape in sight, and further still, even while being beaten and buffeted on every side, one can confidently, with full assurance, choose to turn and look to The LORD, The Rock of our salvation, and find His life-giving and renewing commands; which brings us His sweet comfort, real joy and pure delight.
I really like the way the Apostle Paul puts it in (2 Corinthians 4:8) “We are hard pressed on every side by many terrible troubles, and yet, we survive and are not decimated and entirely crushed.” He goes on to further say: “We are uncertain, being completely perplexed and troubled, but we are sustained and still remain filled with The joy of The LORD, even though, in the natural, we would typically be utterly driven into the depths of depression and despair, and yet, we rejoice and are lifted high!”
As I was meditating on (Psalms 119:143), a song began clearly and vividly playing in my head. In my mind, I heard my sister Terry singing the song, “I Go To The Rock.” I was so moved by the experience, that I was compelled to call my sister and tell her about it! As soon as I told her the reason for my call, she immediately began singing it to me over the phone! It was perfect! Thanks sis…
This experience, I believe, tells us, that is exactly what each of us should immediately do, at all times, on all occasions, in any situation and in every circumstance; go to The Rock of our salvation and look unto His life-giving, filled with joy, comfort and delight, commands. Blessings…
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