By Daniel Fleet
Have you have ever had a season in your life that was particularly difficult? If you are a human being with breath then you probably have! When life is hard and circumstances are difficult, I almost always look for comfort in the book of Psalms; it’s a great book where you can find help, healing, and hope.
In Psalms 61:1-2, King David wrote: Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 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.
No doubt David was experiencing one of those difficult seasons of life. David did three things that we too can do to find help.
1. Pray about Praying
In verse one David asked God to hear his prayer. Too often we take God for granted. It’s important for us to approach God with an attitude of dependence and gratitude.
2. Discover the Distance
In verse two David took a look at his spiritual geography and realized there was distance between him and God. If you’re far from God recognize the distance and seek to close the gap.
3. Seek His Strength
Also, in verse two David recognizes that his strength is not sufficient and that he needs the strength that only God can provide.
If you are going through a particularly difficult time I want to encourage you to take into account the distance that might be between you and your God, seek to close that gap through prayer, and ask God for His strength.