Honesty

David

On my trek through the Pslams, one of the things I appreciate is the brutal honesty.  David, the writer, doesn't hold back on what's going on.  Of course, he's being chased by armies, his family is on the hunt, and he's trying to seek God in the middle.  WHEW!!!  Can you imagine?

The scary part is…a lot of us can.

O.k., so maybe your family isn't hunting you through the kingdom, or armies trying to take your kingship away from the promised land; but let's be honest, life feels like this sometimes right?

Sometimes we want to cry out to God and say, "O LORD, do not rebuke me
in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Be merciful to me, LORD, for I
am faint;  O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in anguish.  How long, O LORD, how long"(Psalm 6:1-3)

And other times we sing, "O Lord our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth." (Psalm 8:1)

I love knowing I serve a God who can hear the frustration of my heart, right along with the praises I sing in my soul.  It's such a beautiful thing to know God will listen, His spirit is one of comfort, and He longs that we reach a place of satisfaction in Him. 

God, thank you for your love. 
Thank you for your Grace in good times and in bad.
Thank you for your Faithfulness in a place of plenty, and a place of famine.

May we be honest.
May we trust well.
May we learn to be content in all situations.

2 Comments

  1. Honesty, trust & contentment. Phew!
    One can live a full life & never know any of these. One can live a short life & know them all. These attributes are truly divine & culminate internally through pure faith.

  2. Whats awesome about this is that it was at least over 2 millenniums ago and eyt we all share the same relationship with God! I think that is amazing and shows consistency on Gods part to always be faithful I also wrote a letter to God in response to my own faults.
    Please feel free to read
    http://earlypoeticworks.blogspot.com/2009/09/reconcile-till-kingdom-come.html
    Also I would be honored if you would drop some wisdom on my main blog at
    http://jbelleblogs.blogspot.com/

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