When my heart is overwhelmed. When we think of David, we would not think of him as one whose heart is overwhelmed. We think of David as the mighty one defeating Goliath. We think of David as a man after God's own heart. We think of David overcoming and victorious in battle, not one with an overwhelmed heart. Yet, David in Psalm 61 expresses there were times when his heart was overwhelmed.
What did David do when his heart was overwhelmed? He ran to the rock. He knew the rock of Jesus Christ was higher than he. He knew Jesus, as the Sovereign God, was in control of every situation. David could run to God for shelter. He could seek him to be a strong tower from his enemies. A tower in those days was the place of greatest protection. In the tower, the enemy could not reach you. David trusted God so much that he felt the enemy could not touch him.
Why do we feel overwhelmed? We feel overwhelmed when the circumstances of life seem too many, or much for us. When we feel this way, we need to remember who God is. We need to remember when the circumstances of life seem too many for us, they are not for Him. He knows all things. He has always known all things. Therefore, the multitude of troubles that you are facing are just a small portion of His knowledge. He is not overwhelmed. He will lead those in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon Him. Also, since God is all powerful, those problems which seem too much for you are not for Him. In Psalm 62, David says, "God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God." The power that you need to defeat those circumstances which are causing you to be overwhelmed is at God's disposal. Find your strength in Him.
I know you have heard this lesson many times. However, we at times feel overwhelmed. It is then that we need a little nudge to remember who our God is. Today, this may be just the nudge you need to remember that our redeemer is Faithful and True. He will be Faithful to you today.