Sometimes life feels like a survival game played out on camera like Bear Grylls looking for berries in a barren field, or trying to build a fire with wet straw. In these moments a person either prays for a solution or a friend, or both.
When we read the Psalms we find out we are not the first to find ourselves in a tough spot, or the first to struggle in our prayers and thoughts. One of the reason we build our music on the "heart of the Psalmist" is because this give us permission to be real. If you can be honest about your difficulties and still let your heart out to God, then maybe you, too, have the heart of the Psalmist!
The song You Will Remember reminds us that we are never alone, and we can find friendship in suffering which is much better than the unfulfilled dream of a painless life.. Listen to the song right here for free!
God’s love pursues us just like in Isaiah 49:15b–16 (NLT)
Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in [your] ruins.
P.S. If you want to read the Psalm Karla referred to in this podcast episode, then go to Psalm 37 and enjoy the whole thing. She was thinking about verse 7, but the whole Psalm connects to our conversation.