Scripture Reading—Psalm 142:1-7
“When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.” (Psalm 142:3, 4)
Nothing will overwhelm you more than the cruelty and hatred of other people. The beasts of the field, even the serpents, are not as treacherous as people. When I was on earth, I would pass the nights alone in the hills, unafraid of reptile or beast, but I could not openly walk in My own cities. Man is violent. When he hates, his whole nature changes. The same person who has loved you for years becomes a totally different personality when hate or evil spirits enter his spirit and control him.
What can you do, My beloved, in your situation? I see that your spirit is overwhelmed within you. You have no strength nor knowledge of how to handle a certain situation. Let Me tell you what to do. Do nothing! Only come to our Father. When I was overwhelmed on the night they laid a snare for Me, I went to the garden and prayed to My Father. So you, too, must stay close to Me so that you can be strengthened.
No human being can save you out of the difficult situation which you are now in. I am the only one. Call upon Me.
No one wanted to know Me. They fled away from Me. Even the most daring disciple denied that he knew Me. My brothers did not accept Me. My mother could not understand Me and My friend betrayed Me. I was all alone. No one cared for My soul. Then, as I hung on the Cross, for one brief moment the greatest agony of My eternal soul came upon Me with full impact. My last help, My last strength, My last source of comfort, even My beloved Father, turned away from Me. I experienced the full agony of total aloneness. No man cared for my soul. I entered into all of man’s total suffering in that agonizing moment. I entered into your hour of betrayal, of denial, of rejection, being hated, misunderstood, suffering and death, that you may never be alone in your dreadful hour of crucifixion. Now I walk with you. I live in you. I talk with you. You are not alone. I have gone before you. I have come through victoriously, and you, too, shall overcome in total victory, even as I did, because I love and care so much for your soul that I made a way for you.
Day by Day by Gwen Shaw
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