Powered by 4 - January 27, 2018

Listening and Moving

Today's reading: Psalm 69:1-36

The first three verses of Psalm 69 spoke loudly to me because I have gone through some seasons like David is feeling and describing here. The most recent one of those seasons was only a year or so ago. At the time, it felt like my husband and I were never going to get an answer from God about our situation. Our eyes were definitely growing "dim with waiting" (vs. 3). I can't tell you how many teary conversations I had with God where I poured out everything and asked Him to help me stay strong because I knew in my heart that He was good and had our best interests in mind. And although we struggled with feeling weary in the wait, we chose to press forward, trusting God and His timing and continuing to give Him our praise.

As I write today, my husband and I are no longer in that waiting period. God is so good, loving and faithful! He was listening and moving all along even though we couldn't see it "Thank you, God, for walking with us always!"

When you're distressed, discouraged and defeated, do you talk candidly with God about what you're feeling? Why is this important? How does talking openly with God bring you strength, peace, patience, encouragement, comfort and draw you closer to Him? What helped or encouraged you from David's prayer today? Tami

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