A Desperate Cry

A Desperate Cry

Isolated. I feel isolated. I’m on my own emotional island. Things are going on around me but I’m in my own little world. A world that feels like I’m drowning. The water overwhelms me. It washes away the joy and peace God has for me.

I try to break out. I try to float but only for brief moments and then my loneliness washes over me again.

Why do I feel this way? Why can’t I get my head out of the water?

Lord, where are you? I’m trying to find you but I don’t have it within me. I need you to find me. I need your Spirit to awaken my soul. I need your spirit to fight for me. I need you to wrestle the enemy that is dragging me down. Down under the water

Rescue me Father. Throw me a life vest. Scoop me out of this sea and plant my feet upon solid, dry ground. Give my spirit a firm place to stand. Jesus.

Jesus I cry out to you. I beg you. Put a new song in my heart and fill my lungs afresh with your spirit. Help. Deliver me. Please do not delay.

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;

he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Yet I am poor and needy may the Lord think of me.

You are my help and my deliverer…O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 40:1-3,17

Father, your Word rescues me. It let’s me know I’m not alone. When I think no one understands your Word let’s me know you do and it gives me hope. I know you hear my voice and are attentive to my cry. You lift me out. You give me a firm place to stand. You are the rock to cling to. May all see you and trust in you. Amen.

About Erin Nicole Thompson

Erin Nicole Thompson is a fun-loving and authentic momma to 4 littles, wife of a ruggedly handsome Pastor, and as she likes to think, the CEO of her home operations. She delights in worship, cooking with good music, the sweet faces of her sleeping children, adult conversations, and some quiet time at Starbucks. She loves to serve alongside, encourage, and equip young and seasoned women. Erin is grateful to be part of what God is doing at The Chapel, a multi-campus church in Northern Chicago-land where her husband, Dave, pastors the Lake Zurich Campus. Presently, she lives to dream and follow God as he writes her story.

  • Teri Uvodich

    Like a wild bandit the darkness can shroud us without warning! Quickly we can sink into the deep but thanks be to God who hands us resources like a raft or buoy to swim through the tide of loneliness.

    • amen what a word picture…would love to post your writing on my site sometime…..pretty pretty please 🙂

  • Cyndi Tilley

    I have been in such a place of despair as I thought I could never come back, but praise the LORD, He rescued me. I know my God saves and delivers us. We must cry out in our time of need and ask others to pray with us when we are low and feel down. He is faithful! He will put a new song of praise in your heart.