Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Scripture: Psalm 109:21-22 (TPT)
But now, O Yahweh-God, make yourself real to me like you promised me you would.  Because of your constant love and your heart-melting kindness, come be my hero and deliver me! I’m so broken, needy and hurting. My heart is pierced through and I’m so wounded. I’m slipping down a dark slope, shaken to the core, and helpless.

O - Observation
I don’t think David can get much more real and relevant to us today.  We all go through these times to different degrees and it affects us all so differently.  Some of us hide our emotions away and others are the exact opposite wearing their brokenness out in the open.

A - Application
We develop coping mechanisms to deal with these things some of them are great and some not so good. I know I just tend to go quiet and try and find God’s peace in it all, but sometimes it’s not so easy and doesn’t happen right away.   I love the way David finished the psalm “For you stand right next to the broken ones as their saving hero to rescue them from all their accusers!”

P - Prayer
I pray for all those right now who are feeling like David did right here, dealing with some really tough times in their lives.  I pray that they would find the peace of God as they hand their circumstances to you and find that you are standing right next to them and you are their saving hero there to rescue them.