Divorce is not a Dirty Word

Week Six Day Three

I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. . .Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider your might deeds. Psalm 77:1-2; 7-9; 11-14

The journey from what we know in our mind to an indwelling of understanding in our souls is filled with pain. Our mind's cry is that the pain or discomfort be removed. When the situation continues we feel God is telling us that He is not interested. That is our mind, and our mind can play tricks on us. Yet, if we listen to our souls, somewhere beneath the anguish is the dissonant voice of hope.

Our heart, our soul knows that God cares. Why can't we get this across to our mind? Maybe our mind is accustomed to believing what we hear, and what we hear is that there is no God. What we hear and what we see is based on our perception of things. I am sure you have seen the exercise of placing a half of a glass of water in front of a group and asking them to tell how much water is in the glass. To some the glass is half empty, while the other group would say it is half full. This is perception, because both statements are correct.

When we are faced with problems in our life, we want relief. We think the problem itself is causing us unnecessary pain. It is not the situation that caused the pain, but rather the emotions the situation brought within us that created the pain. The Psalms can guide us to be real before the Lord. A majority of the Psalms were written by King David, whom God believed was a man after His heart. If David can be that real before God and still be loved by Him, so can we. The picture painted in God's word of their relationship is one of realness. God wants us to be real with Him. Being real is the quality and the essence of intimacy.

Cry says, "God invites us to bring before Him our rage, doubt, and terror but He intends for us to do so as part of worship." Crying out to God is worship. Our focus is on Him in every aspect of our senses. We taste of His love and mercy.

Speak to God from your soul today. He knows what you are thinking anyhow. Let today be a day that you experience freedom and joy, knowing that God plans to use you in His "mighty deeds" of the future.

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