Psalm 142 NIV
Helpless doesn’t mean Hopeless.
1 Samuel 22:2 “…every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.” (KJV)
Psalm 142:1 “I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.” (KJV)
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (NIV)
Faith overcomes Fear.
“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” ~CS Lewis
Your Refuge can become your Prison.
Psalm 144:1a There is only one strong, safe, and secure place for me;it’s in God alone and I love him! (TPT)
Psalm 144:2a He’s my shelter of love and my fortress of faith,who wraps himself around me as a secure shield. (TPT)
Psalm 7:1a, 2a Yahweh my God, I turn aside to hide my soul in you… There is none to deliver me but you! (TPT)
“For I, too had a hiding place when things were bad. Jesus was this place…” ~Corrie ten Boom
“Perhaps only when human effort has done its best and failed, can God’s power alone be free to work.” ~Corrie ten Boom
When your refuge becomes your prison, remember your God!
Psalm 9:9 All who are oppressed may come to you as ashelter in the time of trouble, a perfect hiding place.10 May everyone who knows your mercykeep putting their trust in you,for they can count on you for help no matter what.O Lord, you will never, no never, neglect thosewho come to you. (TPT)