For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.
Psalms 109:22 (NLT)
The Lord is not put off by our lament. Life is hard and there are times where we cannot make sense of anything that is going on. There are times that seem so unjust. Others feel as if God isn’t paying any attention at all. And so we cry out to God. We let Him know how we feel. Anger, sadness, fear, disbelief all come surfacing to the top and we unload. How loving God is to hear our desperate complaints. But it doesn’t stop there. In the Bible when there is a lament, when all the emotion is spilled out on the floor, there comes a moment of sanity. A time of reflection that allows us to readjust our sails, reset our bearings, regather our soul. In this Psalm the author wrote, “Help me, O LORD my God! Save me because of your unfailing love.” The author was able to give it back to God. After the recommitment, there is a moment of praise. In this case the author wrote, “But I will give repeated thanks to the LORD, praising him to everyone. For he stands beside the needy, ready to save them from those who condemn them.” Today, don’t hesitate. Let God know what is on your mind. Spill out to Him your lament. Purge your soul of its emotion, reground yourself in the Lord and then praise Him because He does care for you.
Dear Father, You know my heart. You know my pain. Hear my complaint; put me back on the right path. Cause my heart to praise You again. In Jesus’ name.
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