Morning Direction From Scripture 8-19-20

Psalm 142[a]

maskil[b] of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

I cry aloud to the Lord;
    I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
I pour out before him my complaint;
    before him I tell my trouble.

When my spirit grows faint within me,
    it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
    people have hidden a snare for me.
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
    no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
    no one cares for my life.

I cry to you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”

Listen to my cry,
    for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
    for they are too strong for me.
Set me free from my prison,
    that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
    because of your goodness to me.

What makes some people “hide” their problems and troubles from God?

4 thoughts on “Morning Direction From Scripture 8-19-20

  1. Maybe they don’t yet have an intimate relationship with Him…they don’t trust confidently that He’ll still love them, regardless of the problem…and maybe they still don’t see Him as All-Powerful, Mighty, able to resolve anything we put in His hands. He’s our good Father–maybe they haven’t caught that revelation yet.

      • It made a HUGE difference in my life when I “caught it”, just HUGE. I feel like a miserable wretch much of the time, and if I couldn’t throw myself into God’s arms…well, I’d be dead for sure. Suicide is my default solution, and chronic depression demands that I have a Savior who’s on the job 24/7. I don’t know how people who choose other gods manage at all.

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