God is not afraid of your questions, but neither is he a slave to your timeline. When you are searching for answers and it feels like torture, God is willing to comfort you. Praying through this Psalm can strengthen you in your waiting.
“How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?” Psalm 13:1-2
Walking through Sorrow and Depression
When you are afflicted with the miseries of this fallen world, examine what your hope is in. There may still be suffering, but when you recognize that God is at work you can find the strength to keep going.
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5
Injustice, sadness, and a multitude of other emotions can hide beneath our anger. Meditating on a just, good, and loving God can offer the hope you need to find peace.
“Hope in the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.” Psalm 37:34
Wrestling with Guilt
The darkness of sin plagues the soul and only the mercy of God can free you. Confession and repentance are two vital practices for any Christian, and these Psalms offer penitent prayers that draw near to the heart of God.
“My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly...Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” Psalm 38:4-5, 20
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2
“If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.” Psalm 130:3-4
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