Thursday, January 19, 2023

What To Do When You Feel Like Everything Is Wrong

Psalms 61:1-3, “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than IFor thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Please read our text Bible verses again. What a beautiful Scripture passage! The psalmist David said that when his heart is OVERWHELMED, he prayed to God to “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Boy, that statement will preach! Psalms 18:2, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

The courageous shepherd boy who became an anointed humble king, sought refuge in his great God when he felt overwhelmed with life. Psalms 61:3, “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. When I feel like the walls of life are closing in around me, and I feel like everything is wrong when nothing really is, at those awkward emotional times, I run to the dear Lord Jesus for refuge. Psalms 91:1, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Here are some wonderful related Scripture passages...
Psalms 89:26, “He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”

Psalms 92:15, “To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”

Psalms 94:22, “But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.”

Psalms 16:9, “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.”

Psalms 22:14, “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.”

Psalms 55:4, “My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.”

Psalms 102:4, “My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.”

Psalms 109:22, “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”
David often felt sorrow, anxiety and pain in his soul, at which times he sought refuge and relief in His great unchanging and unmovable God. That is the proper response to life's difficult and emotionally dark times, to seek refuge under the wings of the almighty. Specifically, we need to abide in the inspired Word of God. When I have difficult days where nothing seems to be going right, and I feel overwhelmed with loneliness, grief, frustration and sadness, I draw nigh unto my blessed Redeemer.

To make matters worse, I have suffered from chronic constant neck pain since 2004. I underwent two major neck surgeries in 2009 nd 2010, the first of which didn't help me much, and the second of which made me 100% worse. I feel constant pain and tension in back of my neck. Both of my arms always feel inflated with air. The right side of my body feels half asleep all the time. I feel burning nerves in my upper body. The pain medications help tremendously on most days, but are useless on other days. I feel tired and wear out after a couple hours. On most days I just don't feel like doing anything, overwhelmed with pain and bodily discomfort. All of these physical ailments make me easily irritable and I get frustrated easily.

All human beings are creatures of emotion. Musicians in particular are emotional people, which is why they gravitate toward music, as a way of expressing their emotions. Most musicians have some form of temper. They are passionate people, full of emotions. I love music. I am a passionate man. I am passionate about my beliefs, and my Bible preaching, and my zeal to expose all falsehoods (e.g., false prophets, false Christ's, false Bibles and false doctrines, et cetera).

Sadly, 99% of professed Christians won't lift a finger to contend for the Christian faith as they Scripturally ought (Jude 1:3; Titus 1:13-14; Ephesians 5:11). The love of money has sinfully captured them (1st Timothy 6:10-11), so that they wickedly serve their bellies while the whole time living in utter denial how spiritually corrupt, blind, wretched, miserable and naked they really are (Revelation 3:15-17).

Dear reader, when you feel like everything is wrong, just humble yourself at the feet of Jesus. I love the true story of Jesus and the maniac who was possessed of a devil in Mark 5:1-5. The Bible says that Jesus cast out the demon, and then the townspeople feared when they saw him sitting clothed and in his right mind at Jesus' feet. Mark 5:15, “
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. Jesus gives calm, peace and stability in a person's life. Ephesians 2:13-14a, But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace...

When the world is in turmoil, panic and worry, the born-again child of God can and should have perfect peace. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” I love that! Jesus is comforting us, that no matter how bad this temporary earthly life may get, as believers we have an expected hope of a better future. Luke 10:20, “
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” 1st Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

When you have days or times that everything feels wrong, just relax. Open the Bible and read a passage or two, chewing in your mind (meditating) upon what you just read. It is so easy for any of us to drift away from God, and before you know our mind and heart are filled with the problems of this world. When Jesus commanded the Apostle Peter to come to Him walking upon the Sea of Galilea, Peter did well at first but then made the same mistake that all of us make—he took his eyes off of Jesus and instead focused upon the blowing winds, raging storm and rough waves, sinking into the depths of the sea. Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I don't claim to be a good Christian. I am just a redeemed struggling sinner saved by God's grace. I heard my hero of the Christian faith, Pastor Jack Hyles, say once that some of the worst Christians do the most for God. I am glad that I heard him say that, because I always feel like the worst Christian on earth. My goal in life is not to be a good Christian. At Pensacola Christian College (PCC) you will find some of the worst Christians anywhere, yet they blindly think they are good Christians over there at their cult. PCC is as the ungodly church at Laodicea, whom Jesus accused of being blind, naked, wretched and miserable, even though they falsely thought they were prospering. I can't stand PCC, they disgust me, as I know they make God want to vomit (Revelation 3:15-17).The PCC camp are blinded by their inflow of money from worldly students and parents who only seek a secular education. PCC is a cesspool of iniquity. Individual people don't matter at PCC, the cult system always comes first!

I have learned to just give all my burdens, frustrations, people mistreating me, rotten abusive pastors like Marty Herron and Jeff Redlin, and all the other dung of this life to Jesus, and let Him handle it all. That is exactly what the Bible teaches us to do in Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. God will avenge me of Marty Herron, Harvest Baptist Church cult on Guam, Pensacola Christian College cult, and other evildoers who wickedly prioritize the love of money over contending for the Christian faith (Jude 1:3; 1st Timothy 6:10-11; Romans 12:19-21; Galatians 6:7).

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