THE OVERWHELMED HEART
Jesse M. Hendley
What do you do when your faith is sorely tried? I am
reading now from Psalm 61. I hope you will have your
Bible open to this passage because it will be an
exposition of Scripture.
The Psalmist here says, "Here my cry, 0 God. Attend
unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry
unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to
the Rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a
shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I
will abide in Thy tabernacle forever. I will trust in
the covert of Thy wings. For Thou, 0 God, hast heard
my vows. Thou hast given me the heritage of those that
fear Thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king's life and
his years as many generations. He shall abide before
God forever. 0 prepare mercy and truth, which may
preserve him. So will I sing praise unto Thy name
forever, that I may daily perform my vows."
The text is verse 2. "From the end of the earth will I
cry unto Thee when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to
the Rock that is higher than I."
The Overwhelmed Heart! The hearts of men are sorely
tested in this present world. The Psalmist knew it
years ago. You know it. I know it. All of us have
testings of faith when our hearts become overwhelmed
by experiences, problems, trials.
Some people are being overwhelmed by temptation and
sin in regard to dope. It is a terrible thing to read
about the prevalent use of dope today. A magazine
recently published a report about this matter of dope.
They investigated it in San Francisco, "the Jewel
City" of the Pacific. The famous Asbury district, the
hippie paradise for runaways, was once a peaceful area
but in the past year 40 MURDERS have taken place.
These people take drugs and have terms for themselves
such as grasshoppers, mainliners (on hard dope
regularly), and pill poppers. San Francisco, the
psychedelic capitol of the world, is spreading its
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