Wednesday, January 7, 2009


“O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night and am not silent. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.” Psalm 22:2-3

This Psalm has always intrigued me. Not only does it foreshadow the suffering of the Messiah, but it paints a picture of David as a man who does not walk constantly in the overwhelming presence of God. David describes God as distant, silent and unresponsive. How often do you feel that way about God? I know I feel God must be taking a nap sometimes and misses my prayers or my cries for help.

But David does not stop at the point of his frustration. Even in the midst of questions and doubt David rests on the assurance of who God really is. He is the Holy One; the one who deserves all praise from his people. David did not let the circumstances of his life keep him from proclaiming the reality of who God really is.

In life it is easy to get bogged down by the details. We feel overwhelmed, swamped and forgotten. But our feelings do not change the reality of God’s presence or his authority. God has never changed and will never change. He is the one who created and holds together the universe.

As you go through life today, as you struggle, cry out, and feel the burden of life, rest in the fact that God is still on his throne. God is still in control. And God is still present.

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