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God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. – Psalm 30:2-3 (The Message)

Have you ever yelled for help? Had you fallen apart? When have you been down-and-out? Have you experienced God giving you another chance at life? Putting you back together?

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When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts … God knows how hard you have tried.

When you’ve cried so long and your heart is in anguish … God has counted your tears.

If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by … God is waiting with you.

When you’re lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call … God is by your side.

When you think you’ve tried everything and don’t know where to turn … God has a solution.

When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated … God has the answer.

If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope …
God has whispered to you.

When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for … God has blessed you.

When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe … God has smiled upon you.

When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow …
God has opened your eyes and called you by name.

Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing …

Maybe you are saying, “Yes, yes, I know all of this already!” Sometimes we get tired of hearing that God is with us because it just doesn’t seem to make a difference. Maybe that is because we haven’t yet yelled for help.

“If God is with me, and God knows everything, why should I pray?” we have each thought. We pray because we are the ones who are down and out, we are the ones who need to be put back together, and because God knows but we don’t.

So let us yell out to God, we might even be pulled out of a grave we didn’t know we were in.


Written by Rev. Garrett Andrew, minister of First Presbyterian Church of Albany, Georgia. Read his blog.

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