When the Storm Doesn’t Let Up & a Psalm I’m Praying

In this world we will have trouble…yes, we live in a broken world…and sometimes we find ourselves in a storm that we aren’t sure is going to let up. Or, we may wonder what the outcome will be. How is this going to end? What if it doesn’t end well?

Yesterday I woke up with this pit of hopelessness about a situation our family finds itself in.  I found myself dwelling on the outcome and what it might be.

I realized I had taken my eyes off the prize: Jesus.

Our hope is Jesus. Not in outcomes, circumstances or other people. Jesus, only Jesus.

I’m sharing about a Psalm that I’ve been clinging to this week as well as a song that has become a favorite. I pray it encourages your heart, too!! (scroll down to read Psalm 130.)

You can also see me talk about 3 of the oils I’m using during this storm of my own life.

(If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?                                                                                                        But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.

Did you catch that?? With Him is FULL REDEMPTION. The NKJV says “abundant redemption.” Oh those words make me want to cry.

Our God is busy redeeming all things. With Him is ABUNDANT REDEMPTION. I wrote the words “He will redeem…” on a card and have been carrying it with me. He is so faithful, friends!

Morning by morning new mercies I see…

P.S. the study on The Forty Day Word Fast has been postponed. 

3 Years Off of Anti-Depressants

I would love for you to read an update now that I have been off all of my anti-depressants for 3 years and am thriving. God has been so good to me. My mindset has changed. My health has changed. We are never truly hopeless if we have Christ. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living within us giving us the power to make the steps necessary to BE TRANSFORMED.

My Journey Off of Anti-Depressants

My wellness journey & 51 pound weight loss! 

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

3 thoughts on “When the Storm Doesn’t Let Up & a Psalm I’m Praying”

  1. Wow! Thanks sister! It was very encouraging. Confirm and affirm what Father God has been assuring with me. Leave matters in His Hands and focus/ look to Jesus. Follow Jesus.Talk about Jesus. Talk less of the issue to everyone. Thank you Jesus. God cares. He has not forgotten you.
    “With Him is plenteous Redemption” Never understood it like you explained.Thank you!

  2. I don’t know what it is your going through but my heart just ached for you while watching your video – I turned 60 last year – people used to say that for some reason a black cloud seems to be always over my head – while that may be true – I also know that God has always had my back – I’ve definitely been through a lot of trials & tribulations – hard ones – some of them were of my own making because of bad decisions – others were trials God put me through to lean on Him – there were times I thought the sun was never gonna shine over me again – but it always does and because of all those heart wrenching gut wrenching trials I’m a much stronger woman than I EVER thought I would be!!! There were times I would be just walking through the house and I would just end up on my knees crying & sobbing out to God – please help me to have patience through this – please help me most of all to do your will and not try to take control over this because I want YOUR will not MINE to be the outcome of this trial!!! It’s hard darlin – and yes it does feel hopeless sometimes but yours and my God WILL prevail – just to share real quick one such outcome that I had to journey through – there’s a whole long story attached to this but basically not this past January but the year before my daughter and I (my only child) were in the worst of the worst possible places that our relationship had EVER gone through (and we’ve been through a lot) but I honestly thought that she was NEVER going to speak to me again (and this particular time it was over something so not as big as our fight turned into) – anyway – we had just started building our relationship after she was going through some turmoil but shut me out so I felt like this was it – she’s gone from my life and I literally felt as if someone had reached into my body and ripped my heart out and shred it!!! I won’t soften this up for you – it took months BUT it brought me closer to God and the outcome was that miraculously for the first time in years little by little our relationship is now stronger than EVER before – I mean – of course – there’s always more for us to learn but I couldn’t have even imagined to ask the Lord for this outcome but He has blessed me with it – that’s what I pray for you sweet girl – I pray that God blesses you with an outcome to this trial that you could have never imagined even asking from Him! May the Lord bless you and yours and keep you!!!

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