A Word of Encouragement for the Weary

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.  – Psalm 102:1-2

I love what Psalm 102 says.  It is packed with a true heartfelt emotion of what the writer is experiencing at the time.  He is calling on God with all sincerity and pleading with Him to move on His behalf.

Perhaps you can relate to this passage.  Maybe you’ve grown weary due to difficult circumstances.  It may seem as if things will never change, yet you continue to hold on to God no matter what.  For inwardly you know that there is no righteous answer without Him.

In this same Psalm, after the writer pours his heart out to God, he remembers how awesome God is and a shift occurs in his thinking.  He becomes aware that all is not lost.  His hope rises and he realizes that God does hear him, will have compassion on him, and favor him.

I have come to encourage you this day that God hears and sees you.  He understands exactly what you’re going through right at this very moment. Your words are not going before ears that cannot hear.  Your heartache is not going before a god who is without compassion, but our God is full of mercy and compassion. His love for you is ever present.

God’s word says He will never leave you nor forsake you. Hold on to that truth.   Do not allow the enemy to tell you anything different.  Acknowledge the Lord’s love for you, embrace it, and realize that He will rescue you from a place of weariness.  He will never abandon you and He will cause His light to shine upon your situation.

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.   – Psalm 102:13

 

Reflections

  • Get some quiet time with God and pour your heart out to Him.

 

  • Think about 3 situations in your life that looked really bad, but God stepped in and turned them around for you.

 

  • Express your appreciation for Him.

  • Complete this sentence: Lord, I know that You love me and You won’t forsake me because ________________

 


It is our goal to bring you anointed words and services that inspire, encourage, and foster a closer relationship with the Lord. We thank God for you and want you to know that you’re always welcome at The Angelic Pen, “Where the words of heaven flow from God’s Heart to your spirit.”  Kimberly Smith

Minister Kimberly Smith is a woman who is dedicated to God and has been serving the Lord for more than 30 years. She is a woman who radiates the love and compassion of Christ and emanates God’s great hope for people. The Lord uses her mightily in areas of intercession, teaching, counseling, and encouragement. She is also a prolific prophetic writer, watchfully scribing the whispers of God. God graced her with gifts that have brought inner healing and hope to many. Minister Kimberly and her husband Minister Michael L. Smith created an anointed Spoken Word CD titled “The Pastor’s Journey.” She is the author and her husband is the musical arranger, composer, and reciter. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling, and of Wilberforce University with a BA in Rehabilitation Counseling.


2 Comments

  1. Lorrie A Brown

    I love this blog post Pastor Kimberly. It’s right on time for so many during the holiday season. God bless you.

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