Scripture:

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. 42:5-6

Observation:

David has to wrestle, question, and push his heart back to God. He has a conversation with himself.

Application:

It is OK, good even, expected, that we feel sad, beat up, broken hearted, far from God. David actually had very good reason to be sad, but he constantly grabbed his heart in his hand and said, “Listen up, look at your God, He has you. He won’t let this end us.”

We do the same.

Wrestle your heart, point it, peel the eyelids of your heart back and make it look at King Jesus and see that we have a really good, strong, mighty and for us sort of King. We have every reason to be filled with complete Joy, as we look to the one who is Joy himself.

Rejoice believer. Christ is King. Christ will always be King. He welcomes you into his presence.

Prayer:

Give us the words to wrestle with our heart, that we would see you as you are meant to be seen, that our joy would be complete and our lives full because of who you are. Be with us. Be our peace. Be real to us Lord!