What should that do for my feelings?

Psalm 55

Sometimes I feel abandoned. Or at least neglected. (Feelings are that way, you know, too loose with the facts.)

Whether others abandon or embrace me, God hears me. Whether I moan or praise, God hears me. Whether others chuck or cherish my friendship, God hears me. What should that do for my feelings?

“Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication” (Psalm 55:1).

“For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it…” (Psalm 55:12).

“As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” (Psalm 55:16,17).

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When routine and relationship do not seek God

Psalm 53

I purpose to have and retain a heart that’s inclined after God.

That continues to be my ongoing aspiration and commitment. But if I do not cultivate the practice of purposefully seeking God — as both a matter of routine and a matter of relationship — I will certainly turn from Him.

“There is no God” (Psalm 53:1).

“To see if there any…that did seek God” (Psalm 53:2).

“They have not called upon God” (Psalm 53:4).

If I do not seek Him and if I do not call on Him, I will slide into denying His very existence. Continue reading