Saturday, September 7
Today's reading: Psalm 41:1-13
When we find ourselves under attack from others—people spreading lies about our character, doing things to harm us financially or hindering our success in a particular area—it hurts. David was no stranger to being treated poorly by others. We see his candid talking with God about the hurt and pain he is experiencing here in Psalm 41. I'm thankful for this example and was drawn to the way David ends his prayer with the self-reminder of God's love, faithfulness and provision.
"By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever." (vs. 11-12)
Is it your practice to talk candidly with God about your struggles, pains and hurts? When you're open and honest with God, how does it impact your attitude and actions? Tami
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