Psalms 61:2 “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 I.”

Have you ever had an unexpected situation sneak up on you in life? Did it completely catch you off guard? I experienced one of those “I feel like I can’t handle this” experiences last year when I suffered my second miscarriage.

Everything was going according to plan, the baby appeared to be healthy and growing. All was right in our world. Everything changed the moment the doctor informed us that our sweet baby had stopped growing two weeks earlier and that the fetus had a defect.

In that moment, I couldn’t speak much less cry out to God, but He knew that my heart was breaking and my world was crumbling. He knew if I could open my mouth and forms words, I would have cried, “God! Take this pain, this is too much. I need Your peace now more than ever. I’m scared for surgery, but I know you are always with me. Please be near to us today.”

I was overwhelmed, it was a situation that I alone could not handle. I felt sorrow cover me like a blanket and attempt to suffocate my joy and trust in God. But, moments later, I felt the peace of God sweep into that hospital room – a peace that felt like I was being cradled in the hand of God.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed today by grief or pain, allow yourself to be led to the rock that is higher than you. Watch as God calms your fears and replaces sorrow with gladness.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that I would be surrendered to You today. I am tired and feeling overwhelmed. I know I need You and You alone. Help me find my rest and joy in You. Amen.

Devotion by Caitlin Walker


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