But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people. (Psalm 22:6)
You probably haven’t endured exactly this.
But you probably have felt exactly this.
There are days when we look at our lives, our circumstances, our hearts, and realize just how pathetic we are. Perhaps, as in David’s case, we are under attack by those who hate us and what we stand for. Or perhaps we endure the judgement of our own mind and emotions, measuring ourselves against who we want to be, who we think God wants us to be, and finding that we fall short.
We look at Friday’s verse, see God’s faithfulness and power to his children, but have trouble grabbing onto that promise for ourselves. We can’t seem to embrace that grace, because we see so clearly who we are.
Dirt sucking worms.
If, perchance, you find yourself in that place today, let me remind you of three things:
- Emotions are notorious liars and quite untrustworthy.
- You are the Beloved of the Lord of Everything. He has chosen you out of this world to be his. He knows you completely, and loves you utterly.
- This Psalm ain’t over, baby.
Happy Monday, Beloved