Read…Psalm 38:8-14

And we think WE have troubles! David literally sings his brokenness! He groans and roars at the turmoil within him. He calls out each complaint to the LORD with a passion and an openness that surely must get God’s attention!

Dear fellow traveler, it is within the setting of these written screams that we can take instruction. Please tell God all about EVERYTHING that breaks your spirit, your heart and troubles your mind.

You will find, as David always did, that God is near the brokenhearted and he hears the groaning and pleading of the contrite ones. Will he answer the way we expect? Most likely not…but his solutions will reflect the perfect Will he has for each life.

How many times in the last five years I have broken down in abject grief and helplessness I could not count! How does one make sense of life, anyway? Why we yell WHY at the sky and wallow in our confusion seems to be part of the human condition. And Jesus understands. Really he does.

Over time, dear friends, the puzzle pieces begin to assemble. It is through our honest and continual conversation with this Great invisible Being as we pour out our complaints; curled up in His arms, that we attain some degree of comfort and reason; and thereby rise to meet another day.

There is still a great work to accomplish for The Kingdom. Believe that. Pray that. Weep and groan and be broken before him. Perhaps this is being made conformable unto his death, that we might rise with him at the great clarion trumpet call…soon and VERY soon…

Weep for the hurting, rend the heart and not the garment. Find some sack cloth and ashes and repent deeply. David found God in this place…so will we.

Marthalee is a writer, teacher, Grandma and friend. Any wisdom or insight shared on this blog or in her books is credited to Jesus and the life experience He allows. Do enjoy these humble offerings, and may your time on Earth be blessed and enriched. God is Love. Share it and Him at every open door.

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