Are you being overwhelmed by current circumstances? Do you wonder how you will ever overcome them? Does it feel as though they will completely consume you? Do you just want to cry out in a loud voice and ask why?
We may experience times of overwhelming bad news. We may be fired from our job, lose a loved one, a relationship may go south, or receive a bad medical report. Experiencing circumstances such as these can cause us to be distraught.
When facing situations that are extremely bad, we need to release our frustration. Many of us have grown up believing we should not blame God. It is true that God does not cause bad things to happen, but He does understand them and work in the midst of them.
There is nothing wrong with us crying out to God. There is nothing wrong with asking God why our specific situation is happening. There is nothing wrong with asking God when He will answer or if He is ignoring us. King David did that very thing in several of the Psalms he wrote, including in today’s passage.
Though there is nothing wrong with crying out to God, pouring our heart out, speaking our pain, asking our questions, we should not stay in that state. King David always returns to his faith and trust in God. Just a couple verses after crying out to God and saying He doesn’t answer, King David states that God saved the people.
Lamenting our troubles to God can cleanse our souls. It can clear our conscience. It can release our frustration and open our hearts for the answer God will provide. God does hear our cries. He works in our lives, even when we do not see Him working.
I pray we all cry out to God in our anguish. I pray we lay all our troubles at God’s feet. I pray each one of us will present our frustrations to God and trust Him to provide the answers we need. Cry out to God. Tell God your frustrations. Ask God why. Believe God understands. Trust God to answer. Hold on to your faith in God.
My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.