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If so, read on ….
Psalm 88:1-5 (NIV 1984)
O Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
The writer of this psalm strongly believes that God will save him even though he is in immense pain.
Life is tough sometimes ….
Maybe you’re in a backbreaking job with a bullying boss
Or you’re about to lose your job in uncertain times
Maybe you suffer chronic pain like arthritis
Or you’re a persecuted Christian in China jailed for attending an unregistered church
Maybe one or both of your parents are dying of cancer
This psalm is written to be sung in community and maybe it’s appropriate when there is a great tragedy like the outpouring of grief over the sudden premature death of a child in a car accident
When your world collapses around you, who do you turn to and what do you hope for?
Jesus has taken our pain on himself and can be trusted to save us now and in the future
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