Monday, January 7, 2013

Even David Was Worn Out From Groaning With Weeping

There are some Christians who advocate the fact that if you believe in Jesus, all your problems will be solved and your emotions will be taken care of, and your depression will be healed.

Well, hear this out from David.

"I am worn out from groaning;
all night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.

My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes."
Psalm 6:6, 7

It is a fact that psalms depict many instances and moments when David suffered from and experienced laments, depression, anger, sadness, loneliness and absolute despair.

And these emotions were written all over his life's journey.

So was David not a strong believer in God?

Is that why he was not strong enough to be happy and easy-going all the time like many Christians / Pastors mistakenly believe Christians should be?

Jesus said that we all suffer.

We sometimes suffer because of our own mistakes and failures and other times because of someone else's fault, but what's most important in these times of suffering is that we keep our attitude and heart sound and centred in God.

I'm no good at this than anyone else.

So, here I'm preaching to myself.

I learn from David,

"Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
the LORD accepts my prayer."
Psalm 6:8, 9

Do I know that the LORD has heard my weeping?
Do I know and feel that the LORD has heard my cry for mercy?
Do I know, feel and internalise the fact that the LORD accepts my prayer?

This is the faith David had, and I take a moment to have this kind of faith by believing in the LORD who has heard my weeping and my cry for mercy, and accepts my prayer.

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