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.