Read Psalm 31

Psalm 31:9-14

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also. 10 For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away. 11 Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life. 14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.”

The Take Away

David went before God with legitimate physical and emotional pain, threats and fears.  How many of us would go to God with these complaints? Or would we hide in shame and fear that we did something wrong, therefore God is punishing us!  David, boldly brought his issues to God, but he didn’t wallow in his situations.  BUT he declared TRUTH over his circumstances.  This is the most powerful thing you can say over your situations, “As for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.”

— James Adams