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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
Whatever it was that King David was going through at the time, he began by stating that he was about to “COMPLAIN” to the Lord Almighty. When I read this statement by the king, I always think to myself, “At Least He Admitted It!”
The idea of confessing, or admitting, or acknowledging that you’re about to do or have done something that isn’t looked upon very highly, is disappearing from our society. Pointing the finger at someone else, or blaming someone else, or lying about it all together is what’s, unfortunately, becoming the norm. That wasn’t the case with King David. When he sinned, he admitted it. He wrote about crying unto the Lord into the midnight hours because of his failures and sins. He also called out people he felt God needed to kill so he could be successful. Here he’s about to complain to God that God hasn’t helped him out of his present troubles soon enough. He was the best “WHY?” complainer in the Bible. I guess that’s why I love King David so much. He wasn’t afraid to let his dirty laundry show. You may be saying right now, “But he was such a complainer!” My answer? “At Least He Admitted It!”
I never want to hide my weaknesses before you, Lord. I want to be upfront with my failures and tendencies, so You can help me overcome them by Your divine power. I admit that I’m not everything you want me to be, but I’m not finished yet, and I know you are with me. With your help, I will be victorious! Amen