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Anxiety - Devotional

  Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 @ 5:41 pm

They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits'end. "Lord, help!" they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress." (Psalm 107:27-28 NLT)

Like the Psalmist, we cry, “Lord, help!” when we are in trouble and can't find a way to get out of it by ourselves. We've exhausted our resources, stamina, skill, and patience, and are at the end of our wits! The devotional thought for today ponders what it means to be at wits' end, and what to do about it.

Reeling, Staggering, and Don't Know
What to Do!

According to Psalm 107:27, a person who is at wits' end is like a drunkard who sways and stumbles and can't stay upright! Emotions like worry, anxiety, and anger battle for supremacy, leading to frustration and defeat. You consider and try out several options, but NONE of them work, and finally you've reached the limits of your physical and mental energy!

There's no need for despair. The scripture references in this devotional thought for today offer hope and salvation! Psalm 107:28 is a timely cry for release from the distress. The Lord promises to help when you ask Him. You have a choice to continue wallowing in exhaustive misery at your wits' end or to release your burdens to God, who will rescue and save you from harm.

After meditating on the Scriptures in the devotional thought for today, what will you do the next time you are at your wits' end?

Father, I'm out of ideas and solutions to problems I thought I could fix. Help, please save me. I'm giving you my burdens and am waiting for Your Rescue!

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