By Crystal J. Ortmann
Today's Scripture: Psalm 109:21,22
Central Thought: I can always trust God to deliver me when I am in need.
Bills piled up, I felt ill, and it turned out to be a very nasty day. Poor sleep the night before didn't help. Trials came from every direction and I couldn't see a way out.
Crying had always helped me in the past, but, I was so disturbed, I couldn't even weep. When were these crises going to end? It seemed insurmountable to get through even one day. I felt numb as I went to the Lord and prayed. My spirit was so crushed that my prayer consisted of moaning to Him. That's all I could do.
He heard. He heard the depth of my cry and He answered. Somehow, the heaviness lifted. A kind note from a friend came at just the right time. The praise music I played helped. Scriptures I memorized years ago came to mind. It's impossible to say exactly what happened; all I know is He lifted me out of the misery. He always hears my cry and meets each need, as I bring it to Him.
Those trials passed. God is the same: He delivers me out of all my need and heals my wounds. I just have to ask.
Devotional Prayer: I praise You, Lord, for lifting me when all seems bleak.
Today's Bible Reading: Ezekiel 23:1-; Hebrews 10:18-39; Psalm 109:1-31; Proverbs 27:13