Feb 25, 2018
Has your anger, frustration kept you from talking to God? Are you cursing Him or blessing Him?
The Scriptures tell us that David was a man who waited. At different times, he felt abandoned by God. He was angry. He was lonely. He didn’t know what the future would hold for him, but he knew he was being hunted by his enemies. He cried out to God to rescue him. He cried out to God when he was sad, lonely, and angry. His words remind me that I’m not alone in these feelings. That is the theme for this weeks show. Are you mad at God?
How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions! Then I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people. -Psalm 35:17-18
“O God my rock,” I cry, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?” Their taunts break my bones.
They scoff, “Where is this God of yours?”
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God! -Psalm 42:9-11
One thing to note in the above verses is that David always praised God at the end. He cried out, protested, and then thanked and praised Him for His goodness and mercy. David never ended on a sour note like we want to.
James 3:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
A prayer for us this seek with music from MeLinda L. Ford, saxophonist.
Scripture reading takes us to the death of Moses and the leadership of Joshua.
Thank you and God bless you this week.