When the heart is overwhelmed
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
The Lord is my comfort
In the belly of the fish for 3 days, Jonah only had prayer to depend on. Closed in without another soul in sight, steeped in darkness and without an idea what his end was going to be. There are times when darkness surrounds us and we have no idea what the end of the matter will be. May prayer comfort us. May our hearts rise up and reach to the heavens.
Daniel was in the lion’s den, left with just lion’s for company. I wonder what was going through his mind as he fell into the pit? Some of our hard moments are swift and yet they feel like eternity. As we seem to fall endlessly without an idea what awaits us at the bottom. God is with us and we must continue to reinforce the link which we have with him such that we are strengthened when we cry out to Him.
I can imagine that Daniel spent the rest of the night in praise and worship because of the divine intervention God had shown to him. The lions did not harm him at all. May the lion of Judah roar against all evil lions set out to attack us. It is through prayer, that we can let our requests known to God. It is through prayer that we can connect to God through faith. The power that is in prayer connects us to God, no matter how far we may seem to think we are and no matter how deep our sorrows are. Prayer will instantly bring God’s attention to us.
 Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
When my heart is overwhelmed and my sorrow is deep, be my rock oh Lord. Cover me in times of deep despair and I will sing your praises on the day of my rescue. Amen.