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
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