“They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.” (Psalms 107:27-28)
Like the Psalmist, we cry, “Lord, help!” when we are in trouble and can’t find a way to get out of it by ourselves. We’ve exhausted our resources, stamina, skill, and patience, and are at the end of our wits! The devotional thought for today ponders what it means to be at wits’ end, and what to do about it.
Reeling, Staggering, and Don’t Know What to Do!
According to Psalm 107:27, a person who is at his wits’ end is like a drunkard who sways and stumbles and can’t stay upright! Emotions like worry, anxiety, and anger battle for supremacy, leading to frustration and defeat. You consider and try out several options, but none of them work; and finally you’ve reached the limits of your physical and mental energy!
A Heart for God
There’s no need for despair. The scripture references in this devotional thought for today offer hope and salvation! Psalm 107:28 is a timely cry for release from your distress. The Lord promises to help when you ask Him. You have a choice to continue wallowing in exhaustive misery at your wits’ end – or to release your burdens to God, Who will rescue you and save you from harm.
Prayer: Father, I’m out of ideas and solutions to problems I thought I could fix. Help, please save me. I’m giving You my burdens and I am waiting for Your Rescue!