How Do You Spell Relief?
Then I called upon the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!” Psalm 116:4
If you’re like me you have your source of relief according to the discomfort you’re experiencing.
I like antacids for neutralizing digestive discomfort, I’ll take an occasional Advil for muscle pain, etc. But where do you go when your soul hurts?
I’m convinced that most addictions and habits are formed by people who want to fill a void that is hard to recognize, heart and soul ache, a troubled spirit. One of my memory verses is Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”.
If you’re asking “Who can heal my broken spirit?” the answer is The Great I AM, the Great Physician and the Lover of your soul.
So what does “Come to Me” look like to you? I suppose there is a time to seek council and to talk to someone but I have to tell you if your burdens have fallen on deaf ears or the comfort you seek is not coming from man there has to be a scripture or even a scripture based praise song or hymn. Sound biblical council should lead to a relying on the scriptures. It’s as if your lost and need directions, pull over and find someone to lead you to Jesus.
Lately for me it’s been psalm 116. Some say it might have been song by Jesus the night before His death. When Jesus experienced anguish and troubled spirit He called to the Father. I can almost picture myself being lifted up out of a miry clay as is recorded in Psalm 40 “He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps”.
So if you have been relying on your defense mechanisms to get you thru a troubled or disquieted soul, stop, cry out Hosanna, Hallelujah or cry Jesus, verbally. David says,” I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live”.
So, how do you spell relief? J-E-S-U-S! – Rob Russomano serves full-time at America’s Keswick and is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. You can write to Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token homage to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is ABOVE, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. Those other things will be exalted above. However the man may protest, the proof is in the choice he makes day after day throughout his life. A W Tozer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Ephesians 5:15-16