Psalm 6:3-4 and a Lone Faded Leaf, Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska.
“Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD—how long?” Psalm 6:3-4 (ESV)
Pouring Pure Emotions Before God
Sometime life makes us feel like we are a lone dry leaf left over from some long ago summer. We find ourselves crinkled, torn and alone.
Our emotions are real and the Bible does not cover up human emotions. The psalmist David’s real emotions must have made him feel crinkled and alone when he wrote Psalm 6. He poured out His feelings to God with raw honesty.
David sets an example for us here and in many other psalms. When life stinks, it’s okay to cry out to the Lord with pure, raw emotion. We have no need to worry about being too hard on God. He’s a big God. He can handle your pain. Cry out to Him. He is there for you.
Here are few psalms where David makes emotional pleas to God: Psalm 6, Psalm 22, Psalm 38, Psalm 42, Psalm 55 and Psalm 56
Psalm 43:3 and Mountains at Dawn, San Isabel National Forest, Colorado.
“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places.” Psalm 43:3
God’s Light and Truth Lead to Eternity
Psalm 43 is a continuation of Psalm 42. The writer of the two Psalms lived in exile and longed for the destroyed Solomon’s temple that once existed in Jerusalem. Both psalms contain the passage, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him for the salvation of His presence.”
The Bible calls us all too put our hope in God. May we do that and also long for His light and truth to guide us. For God’s Light and His holy truth lead us to His eternal dwelling places.
Click here to read both Psalm 42 and 43.
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