Monday, October 22, 2012

Psalm 13 - (Day Sixteen)

Reading through my old journals has always proven to be a humorously educating time. I read some and think, drama drama drama. Then others I think, poor girl. And still deep inside the drama and silliness, there are gem prayers of honesty, innocence, and zeal. 

I often read through the Psalms and relate a little too closely with the back and forth emotional roller coaster David is on. 

My favorite one thus far:

Long enough, God— you’ve ignored me long enough.
I’ve looked at the back of your head long enough. Long enough
I’ve carried this ton of trouble, lived with a stomach full of pain.
Long enough my arrogant enemies have looked down their noses at me.
Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face.
 I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers. (Psalm 13)

How often do we start praying with frustration and feelings of doubt, abandonment and discouragement, only to realize through communicating with God that He hasn't left. He is right here and speaking to us ever so clearly. 

Honestly, it's one of my favorite parts of being a child of God. Because the wishy-washyness of our hearts becomes more and more solidified only in relationship with Him. It's an amazing transformation to be a part of. 

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