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May 10, 2024

BE HONEST WITH GOD



TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.”

Psalms 116:10 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

This passage from David sounds like a contradiction. How can David say, “I believe in You” and “I am deeply troubled?” If we believe in God, shouldn’t we always be at peace and joy?

 

The truth is that life has struggles, hurt, pain, and confusion. Being a follower of Jesus does not remove us from the realities of life. We will have those moments when we feel life sucks. There will be moments we want to fight or run away. It is what we do in those difficult moments that will determine our level of faith and maturity.

 

I think David displayed great faith in the honest expression of His heart to God. First, his faith declared that he believed in God. He did not question the existence of God.

 

Secondly, David was honest with God about the way he felt at that moment. This shows he had faith that God was interested in his feelings and struggles. He even had faith in the character of God. Faith that God would love him when he wasn’t perfect and had struggles. 

 

Raymond Edman has said, "Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light." In the dark moments of life, we must have faith to believe in the heart of God even when we don’t see His hand. We have faith that God loves us and cares for us. We have faith that God is working when we can’t see or feel Him. 

 

Faith is not denying the reality of how we feel. Faith is admitting our feelings but believing in God more than in our feelings. By faith we can declare that God is, and that He is working for us. We can ask the Holy Spirit to give us better understanding of what God is trying to do in our lives. 

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit, I ask You to teach me and help me to grow in my faith. Help me to trust in Your heart even when I don’t see Your hand. 

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