Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I was reading Psalm 22 the other day and it hit me that the first 21 verses are all about the psalmist's trial, his time of deep suffering. And the last 9 are an eruption of praise because God "answered him". This really registered with me. I grabbed my Starbucks receipt and quickly scribbled my notes on the back. One cool thing is that the psalmist was totally honest with God, he aired his frustration and pointed out the fact that God had helped his "fathers" but seemed to be absent for him.
He was honest with his doubt. However, the one thing that the psalmist continued to do (despite his disbelief) was ask God for help. And God responded. I've been writing a lot of my thoughts down lately about my life, my marriage, my mom's alcoholism, and my journey in general over the past few years and this is a theme that has come up a lot for me. When I call, He answers (eventually). And yet it still amazes me when I read that very thing happening for someone else in the Bible. I'm grateful that He let's us have our journey and the lessons that come with it. And I'm so grateful that when our trust wavers, God's love for us doesn't.
Posted by Crystal Keilers, that's me.