The answer comes down to Christ and His forgiveness. Bring your pain and struggles to Him, then wait on Him to bring redemption and hope.

In the book of Psalms, David pulls no punches in sharing his pain over the betrayal and treachery of others or his remorse for his own sins. In every line, we hear the honest and unguarded cry of his heart.

In our “My Journey” broadcasts this month, we’ve been considering the Psalms of Ascent. At times, David’s brutal candor takes us aback. What do we do with these raw emotions? If we let them, they can serve as scriptural therapy for working through our own feelings in a biblical way.

Perhaps like David you have been struggling with unforgiveness, your heart growing hard and cold toward someone who has hurt you. Or maybe it’s more about forgiving yourself for something you’ve done in the past and can’t get over. Look to David’s example in Psalm 130 for a good starting point in resolving this pain:

 

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!… I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope… For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.”  Psalm 130:1, 5, 7, ESV

 

The answer comes down to Christ and His forgiveness. Bring your pain and struggles to Him, then wait on Him to bring redemption and hope.

One resource that will help you focus your thoughts on the Lord is the book Enjoying God by Tim Chester. We believe in God, but does our head knowledge translate into affection of the heart? Do we have a meaningful relationship with someone we can’t see? Learn how to relate to each of the three Persons of the Trinity, and what this looks like in practice. You can receive a copy of this book for your gift of any amount this month.

As we turn toward the end of the calendar year, we are in need of raising $180,000 to meet our financial needs. Your partnership will be deeply appreciated.

Grateful for you in this season of Thanksgiving,


Josh Moody
President and Founder
God Centered Life Ministries

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