from the ends of the land

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from the ends of the land

Psalm 61:1-4 (JDV)

Psalm 61:1 God, listen to my cry; pay attention to my prayer.
Psalm 61:2 I am calling to you from the ends of the land when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
Psalm 61:3 because you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
Psalm 61:4 I will dwell in your tent permanently and take refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah.

from the ends of the land

David called on God when he was at the ends of the land. He had gone as far as he could go on his own strength, and he was still not safe. He needed to go higher. He knew he had a permanent dwelling with God in the future, safely protected under the shelter of God’s wings. But in the present, he had a long way to go.

You and I have a long way to go as well. We can be grateful for what God has done for us, and look forward to our eternal life with him when Christ returns, but we are still going to have to regularly come to him, spent and afraid, and trust him for protection and rescue.

Lord, we have gone to our end, and we still need to go further. Help.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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