Appalachian Connection

Daily Devotional

Time with God

Read Psalm 64:1–10; 70:1–5

Published: Mar 29, 2017

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy (Psalm 64:1).

Many psalms are a mixture of anguish, praise, pleadings, and joy. David often wrote about the perilous situations he was in and cried out for God to protect and deliver him. He was also capable of writing words of great triumph and happiness.

But voicing a complaint to God? David was a valiant and fearless warrior, certainly a bold man, so perhaps it could be expected he would address God in such a way. Even Job did not hold back in questioning and complaining to God. So if these great men could complain to God, can we?

David was open and honest when he prayed. He expressed whatever concern or praise was on his heart. We should also speak to God about our frustrations, problems, and fears. He understands and listens in the tough times as well as the good times. Like a father wants open communication with his child, God loves to hear His children’s voices. Praise and cries of despair are always welcome, and He will respond.

Challenge for Today: Pray with an open and honest heart today.

Quicklook: Psalm 64:1–10