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March 22, 2021


“But as for me, I trust in you.” Psalm 55:23b

Read: Psalm 55
Psalm 55


David talks like his world is turned upside down. A relationship has devolved into devastation. He uses a litany of emotional terms to describe what he’s going through. He says things like trouble, distraught, anguish, terror, fear, trembling and horror. He suffers real pain. David’s prayer shows us a real, raw, vulnerable and healthy way to deal with those times we’re devastated by a relationship gone wrong and want to be anywhere else in life but where we are.

Often, good Christian people feel they need to stuff their pain. The problem with stuffing our pain is that it usually shows up in ways we can’t predict or wouldn’t expect. Instead of confronting our pain, we numb it. We may numb with wine, Netflix, a packed schedule or shopping. But that’s not a healthy solution. When we choose to numb our pain, we often end up numbing the joys of life too. God didn’t create us to live that way. This week we will see how David’s honest conversation with God shows a better way to deal with pain.


David didn’t just numb the pain; he was honest about it. Where do you go when you don’t want to deal with the pain? Decide now to have a conversation with God instead of turning to your numbing activities. Download the lock screen today to remind yourself how David finishes his conversation, “But as for me, I trust in you” (Psalm 55:23b).


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Luke 12.

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