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Topic: At Wit’s End (02/13/14)
TITLE: Beyond Our Wits
By Edmond Ng
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- They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses. (Psalm 107:27-28 NAS)
Working in a job that is not exactly our idea of enjoyment can be exasperating. At some point of time, we are bound to reach our wits’ end to consider how we are to live on in the days ahead, and attempt to make sense out of our labor. Too often, however, we are left without a choice because of the scarcity of jobs and the limited opportunities to make ends meet.
Not every one of us will get to do what we like for a living. Sometimes we might need to live above our wits to do things beyond our own knowledge, expertise, skills or ability. At times, we might need to lower ourselves to understand the struggles of those in need and live humbly. That is when reliance on ourselves ends, and God's help is all we can depend on. Thankfully, we can rest assured where God places us He will bless and grant us the strength (Psalm 128:2; Isaiah 40:29).
Where and who should we turn to when we are at our wits’ end? The psalmist beseeches us to turn to God when we stagger, and cry to the Lord in our troubles. Our Lord is the One who stills the storm to a whisper and puts the waves to a hush. He is enthroned in the heavens, the maker of heaven and earth, who will bring us out of our distresses (Psalm 107:27-29; 121:1-2; 123:1).
So when we lift up our eyes to the mountains or look up to the skies the next time around, remember, we are not alone in our struggles, for our help comes from the Lord.
Thank You dear Lord that we can count on You and cry out to You in our troubles and distresses. We stagger in our struggles at times Lord, yet You would not leave us without Your blessing and strength. You O Lord are the calmer of the storms in our lives and You are always present to help. Remind us Lord to depend on You when we are at our wits’ end, especially when unsure how to live on in the days ahead. In You we depend and put our trust Lord, for You are our refuge and our strength.
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