I am glad you’ve taken the time to read this today. So many times we as men are struggling, we make the wrong choices in life but in order for men to get help we have to make the right choice, and coming to this article is one of the best decision you would make in your life.
Real men feel an internal drive to provide for their families, to take care of their wife, and to contribute to communities. Often times we are struggling in this pursuit and with the expectations others may put on us. We tend to ignore the Grace of God and replace it with heavy weights that sink us deeper into the abyss.
Turn to the Psalms
If you are a man that is struggling in silence, then turn to the Psalms. In them, you find strong men revealing how they too were struggling, how they were weak and ashamed, and showing you where you can turn to for help.
There are five Psalms in particular that give you grace for the difficult situations you face.
1. Psalm 27:1 ” The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
God is illuminating the darkness of trouble in your life, anxiety, and danger are decreasing; He is giving you life and joy.
2. Psalm 127, ” Unless the Lord build the house, those who build it labor in vain”
In our brokenness and sin, we are useless against the power of darkness. We will never succeed well in our attempts, bring it to perfection, or have any comfort in it. The success of all our undertakings depends so entirely upon God’s blessing.
3. Psalm 29:11 “The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”
Over every terrible raging element God is enthroned, directing and restraining by sovereign power; and the comfort of His people. “This awful situation in your life is no match for this God of ours, our Father and our Love.”
4. Psalm 56 “Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.”
If we obtain mercy there, we need no more to make us happy. It implies likewise our best plea, not our merit, but God’s mercy, His free, rich mercy.
5. Psalm 51 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.”
David does not hide his sin but rather confesses that he has sinned against the Lord. He repents knowing he can no longer walk in his foolish and sinful ways. He also prays that God would forgive him, cleanse him, and restore the joy of his salvation.
Men because Christ gave His life for us, our days of struggling are over. My prayer is that as you pray to God rest in the peace, assurance, strength, and forgiveness that only He can give.