Perhaps one of the toughest things a believer can endure is the feeling that God has forgotten you exist. Why am I going through this? Why aren’t my prayers being answered – in fact, I’m not sure they’re even being heard. David was as close to God as anyone in the Bible – the man after God’s own heart. Yet this passage is just one of many psalms where David cries out his feelings of abandonment, confusion, anger, and fear. Clearly, it’s ok to have these feelings and be honest with God. He can handle it.
Questions for further thought:
1. How does the fact that one of God’s great heroes had these concerns make you feel?
2. While David did question God, he also ended his petitions by praising God. What do you make of that?
Challenge: Take time to notice your surroundings today. Listen for the kind words that are spoken to you- by others, in a song on the radio, in your daily bible reading. Listen to a bird sing. Be amazed at the color and shape of a flower. In all these are evidences that God is thinking of you and loving on you today. Remember, His still, small voice.
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