Good evening, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.
1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble, I seek the Lord; in the night, my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3 I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints. Selah
“COMFORTING THOUGHTS IN TIME OF DISTRESS”
“Unbelief is a darkness of the heart that motivates us to seek God in a palpable, empirical way (Augustine).”
We see in vv. 2-3, that we reach out to God in a time of trouble, and by reaching out with our hands, we are searching for our Lord, Who provides us refuge from our afflictions and the struggles of the daily obstacles we all face. Our days should always begin with thoughts of God, and according to St. Basil the Great, “prayers are recited early in the morning so that the mind may be consecrated to God and that we have been cheered and heartened by the thought of God.”
“Even amid God’s anger against wickedness, He continues to show mercy to good and bad people alike. It is natural for unbelievers to deny the reality of eternal condemnation, but they will be proven wrong in eternity (Augustine).”
In Christ, Love Jared W. Campbell
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