For the first 3 weeks in January we’re exploring 3 Psalms of David (all laments – or complaints). It’s interesting that such a variety of Psalms exist in the Bible through the collection of 150 preserved for us. The Bible is not like Facebook, or Photoshop – it presents a real and honest picture of God, his people and salvation.
In each of these Psalms, David was not OK. He wasn’t happy with his life or circumstances or the way God was dealing with him. He didn’t pretend everything was OK, he brought his complaints to God by way of these Psalms and he called out to him for help.
More than likely we’ll have many days / months / years when we feel the same. When we’re not OK, life isn’t going as we’d hoped, and we’re not happy with the way God seems to be dealing with the situation. That’s OK, that’s to be expected. Of course we’ll work with others to try to improve this situation, we’ll ask for God’s help and we’ll ask for help from others. But most of all we’ll cling to hope that things will improve. We’ll persevere with the assurance that we are loved and precious in God’s sight despite the difficult circumstances we’re encountering.
It’s OK to be not OK. Let’s trust God and love and help each other in the different life circumstances that we each find ourselves.
Yours in Christ, Ben