When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot, and hang on. A psalmist in extremis teaches us how to endure the severe trials of life and to emerge on the other side as sanctified and God glorifying victors.
Recently, while scanning through a particular social media platform, the headline for a suggested article grabbed my attention. The article was titled, “The Top 10 Thankless Jobs in the US.” The tagline read: Do you consider yourself to be a part of that faceless workforce
The superscription of Psalm 102 reads, “A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD.” From this, we know that the writer was undergoing hardship and heartache when he wrote these words, which drove him to prayer.