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Dark Moments, Deep Prayers

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June 24, 2022 8:00 pm

Dark Moments, Deep Prayers

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June 24, 2022 8:00 pm

“I had a dark moment.” Those five words capture the internal agony of a popular female celebrity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to a new normal was part of her challenge, and in her turmoil, she acknowledged that she wrestled with thoughts of suicide. Pulling out of the downward spiral included sharing her struggle with a friend who cared.

We’re all susceptible to tumultuous hours, days, and seasons. Valleys and hard places aren’t foreign but getting out of such places can be challenging. And seeking the assistance of mental health professionals is sometimes needed.

In Psalm 143, we hear and are instructed by David’s prayer during one of the dark times of his life. The exact situation is unknown, but his prayers to God are honest and hope-filled. “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed” (vv. 3–4). For believers in Jesus, it’s not enough to acknowledge what’s going on within us to ourselves, to our friends, or to medical specialists. We must earnestly come to God (thoughts and all) with prayers that include the earnest petitions found in Psalm 143:7–10. Our dark moments can also be times for deep prayers—seeking the light and life only God can bring.

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Today's encouragement from our daily. I'm Arthur Jackson and I titled our reading dark moments. I had a dark moment. Those five words capture the internal agony of the popular female celebrity during the cold 19 pandemic adjusting to a new normal was part of a challenge and in her turmoil. She acknowledged that she wrestled with thoughts of suicide, pulling out of the downward spiral, including sharing her struggle with a friend who cared were all susceptible to tumultuous hours, days and seasons valleys and hard places on foreign but getting out of such places can be challenging in seeking the assistance of mental health professionals is sometimes needed in Psalm 143 we hear and are instructed by David's prayer during one of the dark times of his life. The exact situation is unknown but is praise to God honest and hope filled the enemy pursues me he crushes me to the ground. He makes me 12 in the darkness like those long day, so my spirit grows faint within me.

My heart within me is dismayed, for believers in Jesus is not enough to acknowledge what's going on within us to ourselves to our friends or to medical specialists we must earnestly come to God, thoughts, and all with prayers that include the earnest petitions found in Psalm 143 72 10 are dark moments can also be times for deep prayers seeking the light in life. Only God can bring today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is Psalm 143 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy and your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief, do not bring your servant into judgment for no one living is righteous before you, the enemy pursues me he crushes me to the ground. He makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.

So, my spirit grows faint within me. My heart within me is dismayed. I remember the days of a longer goal I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you, I thirst for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, Lord, my spirit fails.

Do not hide your face from me. I'll be like those who go down to the pit.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I put my trust in you.

Show me the way I should go for to you I can trust my life rescue me from my enemies.

Lord rawhide myself in you teach me to do your will, for you are my God, may your good spirit lead me on level ground for your namesake Lord preserve my life in your righteousness bring me out of trouble in your unfailing love silence my enemies destroy all my foals for I am your servant. Let's pray father please renew our strength and hope in you when dark moments invade our life internally or externally and bring the slow help us to come to you in prayer. Thank you Lord, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Thank you for listening today. My name is Arthur Jackson and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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