Sunday, June 16
Today's reading: Psalm 22:1-31
We've all been there at some point--going through a difficult time when things just don't seem to make sense and what we're experiencing feels awful. One of the best things we can do when we find ourselves in this type of situation is to talk candidly with God--asking Him to help us trust Him and to sustain us as we move forward.
It was comforting to read David's back-and-forth prayerful conversations with God about his circumstances in this psalm. In essence David asks God, "Are You here? Because this seems like craziness. Where are You?" But then David steps back, takes a breath and gathers his thoughts to say, "I know You're still here, God. I know You're faithful and trustworthy, so help me stand strong." "Thank you, David, for this heartfelt example."
Is it your practice to talk openly with God? If not, what holds you back? What encouragement or comfort did you draw from David's communication with God in Psalm 22? Tami
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