Life in Perpetuity

Perpetuity — that is not a word you hear every day, now is it?  Oh, but it is in our everyday vernacular…just see:

“Will this week ever end?”

“I can’t take one more day of this…!”

“How much more, Lord, how much more?”

“Will one more thing go wrong this week?”

You see…we live in perpetuity…as Chuck Swindoll says, “Life is so daily!”  However, we are not the only ones.  The Psalmist, David, lived that way, too.

      Please, GOD, no more yelling, no more trips to the woodshed. Treat me nice for a change; I’m so starved for affection. Can’t you see I’m black and blue, beat up badly in bones and soul? GOD, how long will it take for you to let up? Break in, GOD, and break up this fight; if you love me at all, get me out of here. I’m no good to you dead, am I? I can’t sing in your choir if I’m buried in some tomb! I’m tired of all this—so tired. My bed has been floating forty days and nights on the flood of my tears. My mattress is soaked, soggy with tears. The sockets of my eyes are black holes; nearly blind, I squint and grope. Get out of here, you Devil’s crew: at last GOD has heard my sobs. My requests have all been granted, my prayers are answered. Cowards, my enemies disappear. Disgraced, they turn tail and run. Psalm 6 (The Message).”

Wow — David was messed up, huh?  Can you get any deeper into the depths of despair?  And, the drama!  Goodness!  When I read it, I see David standing in a dark room holding a pistol to his head screaming, “God save me now before I do the unthinkable!”  God heard him, too…it says, “GOD has heard my sobs!”  There are not any sweeter words in Scripture … ”GOD has heard my sobs!”

Scripture is flooded with the promise that God hears us:

Psalm 66:19  “But he most surely did listen, he came on the double when he heard my prayer.”

Hebrews 4:16  “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Proverbs 15:29  “The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things…”

All of these, given to us by God, so that we would not grow weary.  He is near to us, dear one.  When we are caught up in the mundane, the daily-ness, and the perpetuity of life, we can rest in Him knowing that He does not grow weary or tired.

I am so thankful for our untiring, daily, and gracious God.  Turn to Him and don’t grow weary….

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