Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Shared Desperation

Have you read Psalm 22?  It is one of the lectionary readings for this week.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
and by night, but find no rest.
It breaks your heart to hear the desperation and sadness in the words. 

Does it surprise you to find this in the Bible?  Are you comfortable telling even these desolate thoughts to God?  Are you free to share the very deepest feelings with God?

I think the presence of Psalms like this one tell us that God wants to hear it all.  He wants the most authentic and honest thoughts and emotions we have.



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