(By Rachel Joyce)
I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation, I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles (Ps. 34:1-6).
We have a God who is greater - greater than our helplessness, greater than our fear, greater than our troubles. He can take our desperation and turn it into radiant joy. The psalmist was gripped by fear, but he didn’t hide it or deny it. He brought it to His God. If you’re anything like me, sometimes you’re ashamed of your feelings. God brings you to a hard place where you see no possible solution, or the pain is greater than you can tolerate in your own