Breaktime: Forgotten, Why?
I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” Psalm 42:9
David resorts to asking the question, why? Why me, Lord, why have you forgotten me? David allowed his despair to drive him towards God instead of away from God. David wasn’t afraid to be real with God and share his soul. He was bare before the Lord.
Could we learn from David a lesson on vulnerability? Of course, it may be challenging to air our dirty laundry before others, but what about airing it before God? As the saying goes, our tough times can either make us bitter or better. Not sure we choose bitter but turning away from God allows the season of life to become a playing ground for the enemy. Usually, in this place, the enemy offers us self-pity, anger, resentment, vengeance, and the like. The enemy is delighted when bad things happen, and he will try to instill doubt as a substitute.
Are we taught how to walk through seasons of suffering? David has many bouts of sadness and grave disappointment. His approach was real and bare. He didn’t hide his thoughts from God but turned towards God with his whole heart. It could be these seasons are for a deeper understanding of God’s presence and the unity He so desires with his children.
Today in the Workplace
What do you need to share with God?