Can you identify on some level with the picture above, or identify with this Psalm of Asaph? If we're honest, the picture or the Psalm will resonate with many of us.
At times throughout our lives, we will experience hardships, challenges, and difficulties. Circumstances may make us feel as though life has become like an open wound that will not heal. When we are in the grips of despair and pain is writhing in our hearts, it is imperative to bring our lament before the Father allowing his word to be our safety net.
While life's challenges are undeniably real, and at times difficult, when we activate our faith and anchor our souls in the truths of God's word--we will overcome.
Scriptures for Meditation:
"The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time."--Psalm 34:19(NLT)
"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by."--Psalm 57:1(NKJV)
"...We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment."--Psalm 66:12(NKJV)
"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."
"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread."--Psalm 37:25(NIV)
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail."--Lamentations 3:22 (NIV)