Powered by 4 - August 29, 2015

Crying to God

Today's reading: Psalm 22:1-31

The last couple of years my husband and I have been going through some difficult circumstances that don't seem to make a lot of sense to us. Through this time, I have certainly had a number of candid talks with God asking Him to help me understand the "whys" and how He would like me to respond and move forward. So it was comforting to read through Psalm 22 and see David's back and forth conversations with God. In essence David is asking God “Are You here?” and crying out “This is craziness. Where are You?” But then we see David stepping back, taking a breath and gathering his thoughts to say "I know You're still here, God. I know You're faithful and trustworthy, so help me stand strong." I'm grateful for this heartfelt example from David.

Is it your practice to talk openly with God? And if not, what holds you back? What comfort do you draw from David's words in Psalm 22? Tami

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