The Well- Lessons From King David: Authentic Prayer – January 24, 2022

Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing. Scripture: “My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” -Psalm 6:3-4 Insight: We can learn so much from the Biblical Heroes like […]

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On January 24, 2022
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Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.

Scripture: “My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” -Psalm 6:3-4

Insight: We can learn so much from the Biblical Heroes like King David, who is the only person in the Bible ever referred to as “a man after God’s own heart,” Acts 13:22. God led David through a myriad of different circumstances that tested his faith, grew him,challenged him and led him to become the greatest King of Israel and the human bloodline out of which Jesus himself was born. Therefore, we just should pay close attention to the life of David recorded in the Bible and try to learn as much as we can from him and apply it to our lives in a practical way. We will study some of the Scriptures over the next 30 days that David wrote and see how his life is a great teaching moment for us today. David wrote half of the Psalms, which serve as a journal for his faith walk with the Lord. He was nothing if not authentic with his emotions in sharing them with the Lord, and thus we are the beneficiaries of being able to read his thoughts.

 In today’s Psalm 6:3-4, we learn from David that when we pray we should have authenticity to our prayers. David teaches us it is ok to cry out to the Lord in anguish. In fact, I believe it is necessary when we don’t understand to take our yearnings and even our complaints right to the throne room of God. I believe He appreciates and honors our authenticity and acknowledgement that we are in distress and we don’t always understand His ways. I think we need to be real and not rote when we go to the Lord in prayer. I believe we need to have a relationship with Him that is as genuine as we would have with our own spouse or our children. In Psalm 6:3 above, David is pleading with the Lord and letting Him know that He can”t take his circumstances much longer. He is at his breaking point, Have you ever felt like that? I sure have and it gives me great comfort to know David has as well. But sometimes our breaking point can be our turning point when we come to the very end of our rope. Maybe that is when we encounter the real risen God of the Universe. Maybe when we see how helpless we are to change our circumstances we are finally willing to let God in and hand Him the keys to the car that He has wanted all along. Surrender may be the start of a new boss in our life, One who knows exactly what we need way more than we do.

Prayer: Lord Jesus,help us to realize that sometimes, as confusing as it is, that surrender is part of your great divine plan for our lives.Our breaking point can be our turning point when we surrender all things over to you and simply admit we can’t endure much more pain and brokenness in our own strength. Amen!.

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