Week 4 Day 2
Psalm 118:5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.
Relief; Not financial, not physical, not even relational- What “spacious place” do you need most to relieve you from the unrelenting spiritual pressure that plagues even sleep and dreams. The kind of relief I’m talking about manifests itself in an inner peace that informs my spirit that no matter what is going on around me, God my heavenly Father knows and is in control of every outcome. In our conscious fears we may not be able to see this. Right now the whole world seems to be rocked with chaos, anarchy, and ineffectual leaders unable or unwilling to do the necessary things to bring peace. As we see symbols destroyed, cities surrendered to terror trained groups we may turn to God and ask him; “Why are you letting this happen?”
The answer to that question is as it ever has been in times like these. Sin rules in the hearts of men. Jeremiah 17:9The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
So, what then are we to do? How may we come to a “spacious place” where peace is the order of the day? The answer is simple, and it is twofold. 1.) Surrender (crucify/confess) all of the worldliness and self will you understand. 2.) Ask Him. Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.