PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 143
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“So my spirit grows faint within me.” (Psalm 143:4)
With all that is going on in David’s life, his inner spirit is failing.
He is desperate, weak, overwhelmed, dismayed… yet not defeated!
He still knows where to find the strength, wisdom and direction he needs.
“May your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10)
Since we were created, we’ve depended on the Spirit of God (Genesis 2:7).
Sin separates us from God’s Spirit, and our own spirits are dying, desperate.
This world crushes the human spirit little by little, until we gasp our last breath.
But God’s desire is to renew both Spirit and life into us.
When we are deflated, we can look to the Spirit to strengthen us from within.
More than that, the Spirit will lead and guide us – the perfect Helper.
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:16-17)
In your struggle pause, breathe deep and allow the good Spirit to lead you.
Lord, to often when I am deflated I try to find my own ways to inflate my spirit. Thank you for reminding me that only you can give me the strength and guidance to make it through this spirit-crushing world.