We have probably all had times when we felt like everyone was against us, we were being persecuted, life was worse than unfair. And if things didn't change soon, we didn't know what we would do.
Unfortunately, many people feel that way today. They have lost their job, defaulted on the mortgage, run out of unemployment benefits. What to do now?
Prayer changes things. Sometimes it just changes us, but that is better than nothing. When we cry out to God in our misery, circumstances are not necessarily better by the time we finish praying. We don't magically have a new job, the mortgage lender doesn't call and announce a refinancing opportunity, money doesn't fall to the floor in front of us. But, even so, we feel better.
God has heard us. God has listened. God has identified with us and brought us some measure of comfort. How he does that I don't know, but he has saved me more than once. When we cry out, "No one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life," he responds, "I am concerned for you. I am your refuge; I care for your life." He sets us free from our prison of despair (verse 7) and lifts up our head and our spirits.
If you are in this state today, cry out to God. He will not fail you.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.