Read the word.
Teach the word.
Preach the word.
- 1 Timothy 4:13
It’s ok to be raw. It’s ok to be honest.
It’s ok to be weak. Too weak for work. Too weak for words.
It’s ok to be sad about being weak. And it’s ok to be angry about being weak.
And it’s ok to pour out all of those emotions to a loving God and to tell Him how you honestly feel.
That’s where Psalm 119 is helpful. It models an honest response to life’s ever-changing circumstances in a way that honors a never-changing God.
In those times of weakness when we don’t know what to say, God gives us the words that bring refreshment to our souls. Words like this:
These aren’t the words that we’d normally expect in a structured acrostic poem about God’s word, and yet we read them—and specific phrases like this—over and over and over again in Psalm 119 as the psalmist cries out to God, pleading with Him to revive him.
Revive me. Teach me. Give me understanding.
As we ask these things of the Lord and seek Him in His word, He places within us a confident hope and a delight in His word that refreshes our hearts. His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
What a great example for us when we feel overwhelmed and overcome with heavy emotions and hurting hearts. We can cry out to God, unburden our heaviness, and ask Him to revive us—according to His word.
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends