As Pastor Doug pointed out last week, David is described as “…a man after God’s own heart.” He was Israel’s greatest king. Yet in this psalm and in many others, he questions God’s intentions and, at times, His very presence in his life. Yet David’s psalms almost always end in praise of God. While David had doubts and questions, he had also walked closely with God. He knew his God, and His faith was built on the foundation of God’s faithfulness to him and to Israel.
Questions for further thought:
1. Can you recall a time in your life when you wondered where God had gone? How did you work through it?
2. What practices do you have in your life to help you walk closely with God?
Challenge: Do you have an accountability partner? If so, share with them what practice you are using or plan to implement to bring you closer to God this week.
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