4/12/21

Our call to worship this week is Psalm 4:1-5.

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.

The Psalms tell the story of our relationship with God, our emotional ups and downs and His faithfulness to us even when we fail Him. There are shouts of joy, cries of pain, pleas for rescue. Through every human issue, God is there for us.

God wants to be part of our lives in every situation we face. This is the reason we don’t need to “get it together” before we seek Him – He is waiting for us no matter what. His love and care don’t depend on our current state or our past mistakes.

Go to the Lord always! Don’t wait until you have good news or are out of your depth with a problem. God wants to hear from us and give the blessing we need.

Loving Lord, we are often confused and ashamed, afraid to share what troubles us. Help us to understand that You already know and wait to give us peace when we come to You. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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