Monday, September 10, 2018

Why have You rejected us forever, God?
Why does Your anger burn
against the sheep of Your pasture?

Remember Your congregation,
which You purchased long ago
and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession.
Remember Mount Zion where You dwell.

Make Your way to the everlasting ruins,
to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.

Psalm 74:1-3 HCSB

Have you ever cried out to God in frustration when it feels as if He is absent? You may have felt guilty as you complained to God, since most Christians have been taught it is wrong to do this. However, in Psalms we frequently see the writers pouring out their hearts, wailing in grief as they remind God of God’s love for His people. This psalmist even asks God to hurry because of the direness of the situation.

God desires us to pour out our hearts to Him, to go to a deeper level in our walk with Him. He already knows the problems before we do this, but praying changes us, allowing us to acknowledge our sorrow so that we can then reach a place of peace and joy. He renews our spirits. What do you need to take to Him today?

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