My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
Psalm 119:28 NIV
A report released last March by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says, “Canada’s economy has fully recovered from the COVID-19 crisis but faces risks from high inflation and global economic uncertainties stemming from Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Faster growing standards will require strengthening the business environment, to bring Canada’s weak productivity and investment growth back in line with leading economies. Reforms to improve tax and spending efficiency would help federal and provincial governments to keep financing key commitments without putting pressure on budgets.
We all have times in our lives when we just don’t have the strength to carry on. Life can be overwhelming, or we are faced with a responsibility that seems too weighty, or we feel piled on by needs coming at us from every direction. Some days we want to shout, “stop the world, I want to get off!” Well, that isn’t possible of course. So, what is the answer at times like that? King David faced times like this – he was, after all, leading a nation of millions of people, a nation that was never easy to govern. We learn how David dealt with times of immense pressure, times when he didn’t have it within himself to carry that great burden. In Psalm 119:28 he wrote: “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” When the going got tough for King David, he clung to the promises of God as found in His Word. David had the early books of the Hebrew Scriptures – we have the fullness of God’s Word in the Bible. When the going gets tough, pick up your Bible, get reading, and claim the promises of God to strengthen you.
These have been words from the heart.