Beyond the Weekend

March 23 | Emotional Honesty

March 23, 2021


I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Psalm 55:6

Read: Psalm 55:1-8
Psalm 55


David reaches a breaking point, and he wants to get out of there. He wishes he had wings so he could fly away. David wants a place of shelter where the storm of life stops knocking him down. He’s honest with God. He’s not blaming God for the situation; he just wants out of it. It appears if he thought he could get away, he would.

The feeling of wanting to be anywhere but where we currently are is something we can all relate to at some point in life. We might be loathing the thought of going back to school because of what a friend said. Maybe we’re struggling with a child’s actions and don’t want to deal with it anymore. Or we’re close to giving up on helping an aging parent because of the way they respond all the time. Maybe every time we get invited to a family get-together, we hope something is already on the schedule because of what happened last time. Throughout our lives, there will be relationships we simply don’t want to deal with anymore.


Notice what David does. He honestly takes his situation and lays it before God. David doesn’t question God. Instead, he brings his pile of pain and asks God to listen and act. He uses strong words and tells God exactly how he feels. Follow David’s example by writing this prayer in your journal, “God, __________ makes me wish I could be anywhere but here. I feel (mad, glad, sad, excited, afraid, ashamed). I’m calling out to you. I give you this situation. I trust you.”


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

Today’s reading is Luke 13.

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