Psalm 142

Aug 30, 2022

by Katie Mroczko

You know those times when you feel as though you are so alone in the world? You feel like you have run out of hope in your dark situation. You have none left to turn to. You feel trapped and helpless…

Then all of the sudden you realize that you have done so much dwelling and even talking to other people about what you are dealing with that you have forgotten to go to the One who can actually pull you through your situation. Jesus.

In Psalm 142:1-5 David is crying out to The Lord from prison in complete despair. He says:

 With my voice I cry out to the Lord;  with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.

I pour out my complaint before him;   I tell my trouble before him. When my spirit faints

within me,    you know my way! In the path where I walk  they have hidden a trap for me.

Look to the right and see:  there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me;    no

one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O Lord;  I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of

the living.”

“You are my refuge”. So many times we go to others or other things to helps us through difficult times before we go to Jesus. We tend to wait until we have run out of other options before we take the time to cast our burdens on to our Heavenly Father.

I get it. As people, we like to feel heard, validated and most of the time venting is easier than actually dealing with our problems. However, no matter how much we may want to avoid dealing with that difficult person, that insecurity, that loss, that heartache, whatever it may be, it is not going to get better until we deal with it. Which leads us to the fact that going to the Lord should be the first step we take when dealing with anything negative in our lives.

Not only does the He allow us to go to Him with even the smallest of worries but He wants us to, because of how much He cares for us. 1 Peter 5:7 reads “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”. He cares for you more than your best friend, your husband, your sister or even your mother. Only HE has the power to give you the peace that surpasses all understanding. He goes BEFORE us in the presence of our enemies and our affliction. He fights for us.

David went to The Lord in His time of need and affliction. Not only did he go to Him with his  worries but  he trusted that The Lord would carry Him through his situation. “Bring me out of prison,  that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.” (v. 7).

May David be an inspiration to us to go to the Lord FIRST in times of need and trust that He will carry us through.

Attend to my cry,

    for I am brought very low!

Deliver me from my persecutors,

    for they are too strong for me!

Bring me out of prison,

    that I may give thanks to your name!

The righteous will surround me,

    for you will deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 142:6-7

Katie Mroczko is born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She has had a passion for the Lord most of her life. Though growing up in a Christian home and saved at an early age, her faith truly came alive when she was in high school. Katie is a blogger and photographer and loves capturing people’s small and big moments in life!



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