Friday, 12 May 2017

Get up, God!

Wow, either David is very stupid or he knows that God appreciates his honesty! I mean, who in their right mind tells God to "wake up!" The thing I love about King David is his complete vulnerability before God. He leaves nothing to chance or pretense. He tells God exactly how he feels, because he has come to trust in the AWESOMENESS of his God. David allows his thoughts to spill over in his prayers, and it is a sign of his Faith in God, NOT in his disbelief.

I think that David knows God intimately, so when he questions God, it is because he knows that God can make a plan. He trusts in God's providence and care, even though he is not witnessing it in the present.

When you and I pray, are we too polite with God (out of fear) or are we totally honest with him?

Get up, God! Are you going to sleep all day?
    Wake up! Don’t you care what happens to us?
Why do you bury your face in the pillow?
    Why pretend things are just fine with us?
And here we are—flat on our faces in the dirt,
    held down with a boot on our necks.
Get up and come to our rescue.
    If you love us so much, Help us! - Psalm 44 (Message)

Living in Grace

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