|Posted by ptodd on July 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM|
I was meditating on Psalm 77 today. The Psalmist writes, “I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that He may hear me. In the day of my trouble I seek The Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints.” Sometimes in order to get the breakthrough we need in life, we must seek God with all we have. We come after Him with a holy desperation. There is nothing so arresting as the faith-filled tearful cry of a desperate person. It never fails to move the heart of God. I think there are some answers to prayer that only come to the desperate. The Psalmist is desperate for God to intervene and he is willing to pay the price of pursuit, but He sustains a faith-filled, surrendered heart. He submits to God. He trusts God. One of the things necessary to this kind of breakthrough prayer is that we have to feed our faith. Often in our desperation our faith wobbles. So we must find ways to strengthen our faith through the long ordeals of life. The Psalmist feeds his faith by remembering the miracles. Psalm 77:11-12, “I will call to mind the deeds of The Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.” He remembers the things God has done in his life, and in the life’s of the ancient heroes of the faith. This intentional recollection steadies his faith and encourages him in his breakthrough praying. God is the God of the breakthrough. We all need breakthroughs. This week come join us at church and listen to stories that will encourage your faith and inspire you in your pursuit of breakthroughs!