2014-02-12 - Speechless
Sometimes lately, I find myself tired and unable to even come up with a complete thought. I began to contemplate my usual place to rest in the Bible, when those moments come along. The place is Psalms. David found himself feeling speechless, as well as a variety of other emotions that we all feel from time to time. Rather than keeping those emotions trapped within him, David shared them with God and then rested in his promises. Each time he did so, he gave God the opportunity to be the source of his restoration, and that is exactly what God wants for all of us. He doesn't need you to pretend everything is fine, doesn't want you to try and fix everything yourself, doesn't think you are ridiculous for having the feelings that he created in the first place. He just wants to be your source of strength, because he's the one you can count on when you feel like cheering his praises, or even when you're feeling speechless.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (Psalm 42:5 KJV)
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.