Cut Off – Psalms 31

Published March 19, 2018 by Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

Cut Off – Psalms 31
For I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You. — Psalm 31:22
We all feel helpless and cut off at times. It may seem that not even God can hear or answer our cries for help. The psalmist David said in a time of trouble, “I am cut off from before Your eyes” (Psalm 31:22). But David discovered that the Lord had not forgotten him, and he rejoiced, “You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried out to You” (v.22).
What circumstances make you feel helpless or hopeless today? Poor health, broken relationships, a family member in great need? In Jesus Christ, God has pierced the dark winter of our world in a daring rescue through His redeeming love. He is therefore able to reach us and calm our fears in the most desperate circumstances.
We are never cut off from the mighty power and sustaining peace of God. I liked the last verse of the chapter.
Ps 31:24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
Don’t let discouragement get the better of you. Remember God’s help is only a prayer away.