Yet will I trust Him

Job 13

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.
Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.

– Job 13:15 (NKJV)

This is choosing to trust, choosing to praise regardless of what is happening around and to us. Some friends and I were chatting today about grief, and how it is usually suppressed and hidden away quickly. An interesting topic brought to light was the fact that there are quite a few Psalms that are desperate cries, and often with no visible resolution. Today, there are not too many of our worship songs and Psalms that we know of that well and truly delve into the depth of despair that David speaks of when his son Absalom turns away from him, or his councilor and friend, Ahithophel betrays him. What happens to our praise, or worship, our trust when situations like that don’t ever resolve.

This song touched me deeply in the depths of my own despair just recently – determination to choose trust, even when. May we all continue to sing praise even when it makes no sense.

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BYNA 40 Days – Day 6

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3 thoughts on “Yet will I trust Him

  1. What a beautiful passage that is!!! Job is a constant inspiration to me.

    I’m probably way off topic here, but even though I’m glad that such songs and Psalms exist for those times when we, as individuals, struggle with despair, depression, etc., I don’t believe that they belong in our worship services, which are supposed to be just that — times of WORSHIP.

    The ‘holy convocations’ He commands us to participate in are meant to acknowledge the SUFFICIENCY and WORTHINESS of our Creator God. As (together) we focus on His character, trustworthiness, sufficiency and power, we not only enthrone Him on our praises, we also encourage one another and declare to one another that despair and depression are only temporary ‘defects’ of our own brains and emotions, unsubstantiated by the reality of His Love and Provision.

    It was thrilling to learn that many of the Psalms were ‘downloaded’ to King David directly from Abba to be used in the Temple services. The choir would face the congregation while they sang them, to demonstrate that Abba was ‘singing over them’ His blessings and encouragement. When we understand the reality of His perfect Love, there truly is no room in our hearts for fear, depression or despair. He is SO GOOD!

    “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. . . . There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. [He has not understood the perfect-ness of God’s love for him.] We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:16-19)

    Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” (John 14:8)

    And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Co 12:9)

    I join you in praising Him for bringing us into a relationship in which we can indeed TRUST HIM even though He may choose to slay us – we have been set free from fear! ❤

    • Hi Sue!
      I do understand what you are saying, and agree with you in part. Our worship services are focused on God – His character and His worthiness. I have no doubt about that.

      What I’m referring to, and what may not have been communicated as well as I would like, is that as a community, in everyday life, in relationship to one another, acknowledging that grief, despair, depression – whatever – it happens, and we don’t need to hide from it or cover it up.We can express it, reach out a hand, call for help, knowing that we don’t want to dwell there, but not feeling ashamed that we feel this way because our brethren can help us find our way out. And having a testimony of how were were once there, or how we are still there and fighting our way out, can be and has been an encouragement to others. That’s all.

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