Psalm 94:18-19 – God Saves Me from the Dark Pit

The Daily Devocast brings you daily encouragement from God’s word. Today’s devotional message God Saves Me from the Dark Pit is based on Psalm 94:18-19.

18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.

19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes me happy.

(New English Translation, Psalm 94:18-19)

Are there circumstances in your life right now that are making you anxious and bringing extreme feelings of overwhelm? We all go through seasons where we know exactly what it feels like to be the person mentioned in verse 18 who I picture as trying with all their might to climb out of a dark pit. They’re giving it all they’ve got, yet they feel their foot beginning to slip. Verse 19 gives us an indication of what is weighing them down and causing them to slip back into the pit. It’s all of the worry and anxiety they’re carrying that is beginning to overwhelm them and sap their strength.

The good news is that this person is not facing these challenges alone. God is right there. In fact, it’s His love that is supporting them so they don’t fall. His touch, His mere presence turns their worry and overwhelm into happiness and joy.

As you navigate the worries and anxieties in your life, God is with you as well. His love will support you and His presence will restore joy in your life.

Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for always being with us. Regardless of the dark pit, we find ourselves in, no matter how we ended up there, You are there with us. We pray that the reality of Your presence would begin to wash over the situation and circumstances that ushered us into this pit. We ask that You would give us the ladder, the rope, whatever it is that we need to leave this pit and return to higher ground, a place of steadiness and sure footing. Amen.

Action Step: Here’s today’s action step: Find a quiet place and ask Jesus to help you grasp how His presence will support you and sustain you as you leave the pit you presently find yourself in. Close your eyes and visualize yourself barely able to hang on and keep your footing on the wall of the pit. Next picture the strong arm of Jesus reaching down into the pit and pulling you out, holding and comforting you now that you’re out of the pit. Ask God to make what you just visualized a reality for the dark pit you’re currently navigating.

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