If you feel like you're dying, the Lord gave me a rhema, on-time encouraging word for you this morning.
As I was praying this morning, I kept hearing the Holy Spirit whisper this phrase in my heart: “Help, O Lord, for the godly man ceaseth.” I knew that was a Scripture verse, but I didn't know where it was from, so I Googled it.
Turns out, it's Psalm 12 verse 1 in the King James Version (and I rarely read the KJV, but here it is):
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
Well, I thought that was pretty cool, so I kept reading. And are you ready for what I read just below it? Check this out:
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,' says the Lord; ‘I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.'
The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” (Psalm 12:5-6).
That passage hit me like a ton of bricks. I believe it's a rhema, on-time word for you today. Here's why:
The Lord sees what's been happening in your life. If you feel like you're dying, He knows. And I believe He is saying two things:
1. That He realizes that you feel like you, “the godly man (woman) ceaseth,” and
2. That He is now arising due to your sighing and oppression, and that He is going to set you in the safety for which you yearn.
I believe the second part of that passage–“the words of the Lord are pure words…”–is the Lord saying, “No, really. You can trust My Word on this.”
So. How to pray? I really feel like we should just receive this word and give thanks today. Let's pray like this:
“Heavenly Father God, in Jesus' name, I thank You that Your eye is on the sparrow, and You are watching out for me even more carefully than you watch over sparrows. Father God, thank You for seeing the distress I've been in, and thank You for Your word of hope today.
Lord, You have seen my oppression and need. You've seen that I'm in need. And Father, the only solution is You. So Father, I receive Your Word that You are NOW arising to take me out of oppression and sighing and poverty and need, and that You will NOW set me in the safety for which I yearn.
Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Abba Father. I receive Your Word, for Your words are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. And I know that Your Word will never return to You void, for You always watch over Your Word to perform it.
Thank You for helping me, Abba. I receive it. In Jesus' name, amen.”
And if you'd like to take a praise break, PLEASE listen to Kirk Carr singing Psalm 68–“Let Our God Arise”–below. It will minister courage and hope to your spirit, soul, and body:
Beloved, our God is faithful.
He always has been, and He always will be. And He has not forgotten you. He is arising even now to fight on your behalf, and He is setting you in the safety for which you yearn.
Is the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart through this passage too? If so, please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!
Related: Read the whole “If You Feel Like You're Going to Die” series for serious encouragement and heart-healing help: