Reflection, Jerry O’Sullivan - 2.26.16
Psalm 25:17 “Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” I have been feeling the burdens of many in our congregation going through great trial because of disease, financial loss, betrayal and uncertainty in their life or family right now. As a pastor knowing the challenges and burdens of so many people often leaves my heart troubled and overwhelmed with anguish for the suffering of people I care about. The only thing that relieves “the troubles of my heart” is to pray. To pray for that person or situation that God has brought to my attention right then and there. To stop whatever it is I am doing and lift that person up in prayer and to continue to pray, whenever the person or situation comes to mind, until something happens. P.U.S.H. Pray, Until, Something, Happens is a tool that has allowed me to trust God and relieve the troubles of my heart through prayer.