Powered by 4 - January 23, 2016

 

Faint

Today's reading: Psalm 61:1-8

When I think about David (who authored Psalm 61) words like-mighty, warrior, leader, talented, king, powerful—come to mind. I picture him as a godly giant. He was, after all, a man after God’s heart. But being "all in" for God doesn't mean we won't have times when we feel discouraged, stressed, fearful, overwhelmed, even depressed.

"[F]rom the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint" (vs. 2)

But though we may find ourselves feeling faint-hearted, we don't have to stay there, which is exactly what David demonstrates in Psalm 60. With his focus solely on God, David tells God that he is struggling, recalls God’s past faithfulness and asks God to help and protect him going forward. The result is a heart that has moved from faint to calm, demonstrated by David's final statement of praise and continued commitment to serving God.

Do you reach out to God when your heart is heavy? What does that conversation look like? How does telling God your struggles and recalling how He has provided and protected you in the past impact your attitude and heart when you're in the middle of a difficult situation? Tami

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