God Is Our Guide
When we find ourselves in one of life's darker moments, we often forget that Jesus is the Light of the World. Sometimes we trip and fall numerous times before the Truth in our heads makes its way to our lips.
Stuck in a cave while hiding from King Saul, David quickly learned where to turn when groping got him nowhere: He cried out to God. Throughout the book of Psalms, we read David's heartfelt cries to the Lord.
David yearned for God to reach down and bring him salvation from the looming disaster. And time and time again, God answered David's prayers by delivering him from his enemies.
When trouble struck, David turned to God almost immediately because he realized one important fact: He was helpless without Him. Understanding our depravity is a key step for us in turning to the Lord in prayer.
When we think we can solve all our problems on our own, we make a huge mistake. Failure to consult the Lord on which direction we should take only leads to more trouble. Plotting and trying to determine our own course leaves us exhausted and confused. Groping around in the dark only results in scars and rough tumbles.
However, when we realize that we, like David, are helpless without God, we quickly turn to Him in prayer.
Prayer: Lord, help me to understand that I cannot solve all of life's problems on my own. I need Your help more than anything else. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love" (Psalm 66:20).