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Read The Quest for Answers Devotional from The Quest Study Bible. Find answers to your questions about God, life, purpose, and Scripture with this Bible devotion by Phyllis Ten Elshof. Textual, theological, and historical notes for your Bible questions.

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The Quest for Answers - Week of December 17

  • 2017 Dec 04
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Why was David so emotionally up and down?

Verse: Psalms 13:1-5

Within five verses David moves from spiritual despair to hope, from gut-wrenching, internal wrestlings to complete trust and from deep sorrow to rejoicing. What causes these dramatic turnabouts?

One explanation may be that David’s psalms are simply snapshots of his feelings. As he gradually worked through issues, he returned to his confidence in God. But it may have happened more slowly than it would appear from reading the compressed account in these few verses.

Another explanation may be that David knew how to express feelings and faith simultaneously. Perhaps David revealed his emotions on one level while on another level he told what he actually believed.

David’s mood changes reflect the feelings of normal people struggling with their faith. Perhaps that’s why so many people can identify with Psalms with all its ups and downs.

This devotion is from The Quest Study Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.



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