“O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.” Psalm 30:2
Just like me, you have cried out to God. During some challenge of your life, you have faced a moment of despair born from your inability to find your way through a circumstance. This sense of being overwhelmed can produce stress, sleeplessness, sadness, and leave you with no other choice but to "cry to God for help." While the experience of helplessness can be initially humiliating, it might be just what you need. Instead of more solutions, strength, and wisdom, you might just need more "Lord my God."
As the author of the Psalm writes these words, consider his reflective state. In hindsight, he can see so clearly that it is God who heals, but it raises the question - did he see his need for God at the moment of despair? Was he, like you and me, blinded by his efforts, turning inward for solutions, turn outward to tactics, but failing to turn upward for healing? Remember today that brokenness may not be as bad as you initially think it is, because God rescues, heals, saves, and redeems the broken. There is no shame in brokenness, so cry to God. Let him heal you, what more have you got to lose?
DO THIS: Be broken, cry to God, and be rescued by the God who saves.
PRAYER: God, save me from me.