“My God! Rescue me from me enemies, defend me from these mutineers.” Psalm 59.1
Marathon runners are always aware of the “wall”, training to extend it, monitoring their performance to avoid hitting it. One of the difficult aspects for young runners is the how to respond when you reach the point where every muscle in your body screams “I’m done!”
Physically you can hit many different types of walls. Pushing one’s physical capacity limits, dealing with stress for extended periods, and staying focused on difficult goals can become factors accelerating us towards our personal wall. There are tell tale signs similar to running, however it is very easy to ignore them in our quest to get the most out of life. The first thing many of us notice is when our bodies begin to shut down overwhelmed by life itself.
The response to hitting a wall varies by your belief system. If you are one who believes that you can do anything at anytime then you may tend to push your body even further. If you believe in the inner self, that god within, then healing and meditation will be a top choice. If you view God as David did then you do nothing except throw yourself on God and wait for his direction.
In the short term, I believe two solutions work with varying degrees of success. If one develops a strong inner resilience then pushing the body may be a solution. On the other hand, if you are view your body as the ultimate source of power then focused meditation and a holistic healing regimen will provide immediate relief.
David took a different approach that captured the best from the first two methods, while relying on a higher source of power. David first two words, “my God!” expresses his total dependence on the source of higher power. David goes on to purge his system of every emotion driving him to the wall. Once everything is at God’s feet David expresses his confidence and continues to do what God created him for, worship. The solution.