Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.
– Psalm 31:9 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
The Psalmist reminds us to be fully aware of the things that are going on in our soul. To try to act like we are happy when we are filled with pain is not only unhealthy—it’s unbiblical! Don’t let the pressure of optimism force you to deny your pain; the Bible calls us to confront our feelings, then take those feelings to Jesus. When we are honest with ourselves we are in the place to be honest with God.