The Sad Psalm

Psalm 88 is not like Psalm 23 – it doesn’t have a happy ending like Leave it To Beaver – but the author still prays to God – and brings up attributes of who God is merciful, worthy of praise, faithful, righteous… even when going through what seems to be an excruciating situation that author questions God BUT does not reject or blame God…

Mental health has bad days… Sometimes really bad days… days when it seems the world, your family and friends would be better off without you… days with high anxiety when all your “tricks” of distraction do not seem to be working…

These are the days when we too can cry out to God like we are shown in Psalm 88…

But there is ONE truth we can hang onto during these days – God is still with us and feels what we are feeling… I believe that Jesus experienced anxiety in the garden the night he was arrested – he was sweating BLOOD… I’ve never sweated blood nor heard anyone else has… and how low did He feel when NO ONE was awake and praying for or with him… depressing??

My take on Psalm 88 being included in the Bible, is to let us know that it is OKAY to question God… To cry out… And it also shows that we don’t live in a TV show where in just a few minutes all will be perfect…

On the bad days we need to remember that God is still here with us, even when it seems He is not – He loves you to death – He proved how much with sacrificing His own Son – we have been redeemed by this death through the resurrection of His Son…

We need to keep our faith in God… and be patient which can feel like abandonment…

Life is harsh a lot of the time…

Just remember though… Faith isn’t a feeling… It’s a choice…

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