When You Are Overcome with Fear or Sadness…


Psalm 143

Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. Don’t put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you. My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.

I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.

I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done. I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain.

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die.

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

Rescue me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.

For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

Have you ever felt like David? Do you live in fear? Have you ever felt like you were going to drown in depression or despair? I have. I struggle with feeling overwhelmed on a regular basis and I have to do just as David did. CRY OUT to God.

David did a lot of wrong things and lived in peril for most of his life. However, David KNEW WHO he belonged to and WHERE to run in his time of need.

Many times, we spend so much time wallowing in our misery that we fail to look up and cry out to the One Who loves us and is WITH us through EVERY trial and sad moment in life. He is here. He is with us. He will NEVER leave us or forsake us.

The lesson for us in this Psalm of David is to RUN to Daddy! Let is all out before Him and beg Him to guide every step you make…every thought you have…and every word you speak. Let HIM take the lead.


Never forget His UNFAILING love for you every day! He LOVES YOU! God loves loves loves YOU! You are more precious to Him than anything. You are the apple of His eye. He loves you so much that He takes the time to watch over you and hear you. He even knows the amount of hairs you have on your head. He formed you and KNEW you in your mothers womb. He sent His only begotten Son to die for you so that you could be with HIM for all eternity! HE LOVES YOU!!! Yes, He REALLY does!!

Now, THAT should bring a smile to your face!

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Let’s Pray;

Daddy God, thank You for loving and caring for me. Thank You for Your Word and the life it give. I love You, Lord and I want to crawl up on your lap and just sit with You. I am running to You, Daddy. I need You, NOW. I am in such turmoil and need Your everlasting love to embrace me and for You to save me from my own thoughts and feelings. Help me, Lord. Help me to remember WHO I belong to and all the many reasons to smile! Thank You. In Jesus Mighty Name.

Your Homework:

Look up the following Scriptures and study them…

  • Hebrews 13:5
  • Joshua 1:5
  • Psalm 37:25
  • 2 Corinthians 4:9, 10:5
  • Romans 8:31-33

Dig Deeper:

Study Daddy’s Word and learn about what HE thinks of YOU!

Memorize: Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ – 2 Corinthians 10:5

Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved


  1. Karyn on November 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    hmmm… good timing sister! ((((thank you))))

  2. Faith_Mom on November 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    (((hugs))) Love you!

  3. maria gloria on November 19, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you Lara! I just love your posts!!

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