Today’s reading: Psalm 61:1-8
Words like mighty, warrior, leader, talented, king and powerful come to mind when I think about David, who authored Psalm 61. I picture him as a Godly giant. He was, after all, a man after God’s own heart. But being “all in” for God doesn’t mean we won’t have times when we feel discouraged, stressed, fearful, overwhelmed or even depressed. Thus David’s words in verse 2:
“From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint.”
David demonstrates in this psalm that thankfully, we don’t have to stay in a place of feeling faint-hearted. With his focus solely on God, David tells God that he is struggling, recalls God’s past faithfulness and then asks God to strengthen and protect him going forward. As he talks with God in this manner, his heart is moved, so much so that David’s final statement is one of praise and continued commitment to serving God.
Do you reach out to God when your heart is heavy? What does that conversation typically look or sound like? How does talking with God about your struggles and recalling His past protection and provision impact your attitude and heart in difficult times? Tami
Source: Tami’s Blog