Did you ever feel as if you had lost your way? Those without Christ often feel that way; but there are times when those who are His also feel that way. It feels really terrible, doesn’t it? What can be done about it? Today’s devotional gives you the answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 107:4-6 (ESV)4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
“Some of you know what this means. You have lost your way. You know not how to find it. Spiritually you are in a wilderness, and you would, if you could, get to the city of Jerusalem. You would get to the very heart of God, but you cannot. You find no city to dwell in — no peace — no rest. Moreover, your spiritual wants are very pressing. You are hungry and you are thirsty, but it is a wilderness, and you cannot find a morsel of food. No manna drops for you. Your soul is ready to faint. You feel as if you could not go another step nor search another inch. To lie down and die is all that you can do. But the vultures are in the air; and you are afraid even of despair. You are hard pressed. Notice it is said, ‘Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble.’ Why did not they do so before? Because men do not begin to pray to God as long as they have any hope beside. But when all hope is gone, then comes the first real living agonizing cry to heaven; and no sooner is that heard than God answers it. ‘He delivered them out of their distresses.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 70-71]