Ever felt devastated, like the world is against you, and particular people!! I love how the Bible is so true to life – no polished lives here, just the raw reality of life as we experience it. Here the Psalmist hangs out life when we are under pressure with images that we can identify with. ‘Eyes to weak with sorrow’, ‘flood my bed with tears’. The Bible doesn’t hold back. I love this about God’s Word. Religious books polish the presentation of life – the Bible – living and active – doesn’t sugar coat faith in Jesus – we get to cry out to the God who never fails, even in the words of anguish of life when everything is against us! Our challenge is for us to cry out like the Psalmist as well as experiencing the deliverance the Psalmist experienced.
Father, thank you that you are not so high and mighty that you are distant from us. You enter our reality now through prayer and we are certain of this because you sent Your Son to enter our experience and He experienced life in its fullness of emotion, physicality, joys and disappointments, even to death. So we cry out to you in our experience knowing you will deliver us!
Written by Ps. Richard Botta