Peace with others.
“Hear my prayer, Lord;
let my cry for help come to you.
Do not hide your face from me
when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
when I call, answer me quickly.”
The Psalms are a great place to find poetic prayers that cry out to God. Many are full of praise and thanksgiving, but about forty Psalms are dedicated to lamenting, which is defined as “passionate grieving or sorrow.” Lamenting acknowledges injustice, grief, pain, and even our own sin. In order to find joy and build peace in our relationship with God and others, we have to grieve what was, or what we thought should have been. Letting this go in our hearts opens us up to hear from God about what is next.
When we looked at our relationships this week, was your heart grieved for your failed relationships? Did you feel isolated or lonely? Today is the day to release our unresolved feelings to the Lord. He understands there is “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Ecclesiastes 3:4.) Grieve today, move forward tomorrow.
1.) Read Psalm 102.
2.) Tell God where you feel you have failed in relationships, or areas where others have failed you. Allow Him to HEAL those wounds and speak truth over you.
3.) Pray for personal peace. 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”