Reading the litany of David’s complaints and whining doesn’t move me to action.
He moans about
- Being overwhelmed (v. 2)
- Weariness (v. 3)
- His sinful sickness (v. 5)
- Isolation (v. 8 )
- Lack of comfort or support (v. 20)
“For the Lord hears the needy…
Let the heaven and earth PRAISE Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.” v. 32-34
David’s example leads me to be honest, painfully so,
address my real need to God,
God my Father,
Thank You for bringing me to the place where I am. If my heart grows discontent with where I am, lead me back to a place where I can rejoice and be satisfied in You, and not in my circumstances.
I will praise You today because You are my salvation. I also know that before You offer salvation, You allow a period of trial and discomfort. For You did not spare David, nor did You spare Your own son.
Thank You for the discomforts that make me more like Him. What a joy it is to be brought in as one of Your own!
I will praise You.