Abandoned – Reflection on Psalm 44

Psalm 44:1-26

Confused and Abandoned

Sometimes all we can do is cry out to God. Life, as wonderful as it can be, also brings difficulties and confusion. Even our best attempts end up leaving us wondering what went wrong. We believe and hear that God loves us, but at times, we wonder what it means to be loved by God. On a surface level, we may believe that being loved by God means that things will work out, but then they don’t.
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Getting Through It

Life is not always joyous and happy. Sometimes we are called to live through situations that are painful. They are the dark times of our lives. They are times we would rather forget and would not wish even on our enemies. I have found that I can try to fight against these times anyway possible. I can pray that God take them away wondering why God has fallen silent, or let me down. I can be angry or bitter. I can shake my fist at the darkness, waiting and praying that it all ends soon. I find that fighting against those times only leaves me exhausted. Instead, I am learning to embrace the darkness. Continue reading “Getting Through It”