Right now, is a challenging time for many. The Pandemic, race issues, politics, and even the coming of fall and a new school year have many of us feeling some weight. As our problems of the world continue, we are all continuing to deal with our own issues. Work, home, and personal strives and challenges continue.
Many are often feeling stressed, irritable and even a bit hopeless. It sometimes feels like there is the constant sound of fingernails on a chalkboard and it has us all on edge. We sometimes find ourselves snapping at each other, worried about tomorrow, oversensitive, and pessimistic.
Sometimes we just want to throw something breakable and yell our heads off.
Sometimes we even want to yell at God.
While I don’t know if things were thrown, I do know that people have expressed their anger and frustration to God before.
“I am worn out, O Lord; have pity on me! Give me strength; I am completely exhausted.” -Psalm 6:2
“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? I have cried desperately for help, but still it does not come. During the day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer; I call at night, but get no rest.” -Psalm 22:10, 11
There are many places in the Bible in which people have felt, to say the least, weary.
I pray for our weariness. I pray for our frustrations. I pray for our peace. I pray our cries of defeat can soon be ones of contentment, faith, and hope. I pray we feel whole again.
“…Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5