That Private Place - 4

Posted by Dan Rude on

I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.  Psalm 116:1 NLT
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  Psalm 147:3

Throughout the Bible the idea of casting your burden, your heartache, on the Lord because He cares for you is a constant theme. He does care for you (See 1 Peter 5:7).

How do you deal with your disappointment? If you want to go on for the Lord, you must learn how to deal with difficulty heroically: get alone with God and spend time with Him. Learn how to pour out your heart to Him. You must learn how to make your requests known, how to resolve the issue with the Lord, how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit, rather than sitting back and becoming bitter.

I believe that private place is where God is developing the character of men and women who will change the world. You can become one of those who have confidence in the character of God, who know the Lord is dependable, who know His Word is true, who know how to pour out their hearts to Him. Be one who lets your roots go down deep and continues to walk forward in the face of difficulty so that the life of Christ can be lived through you.

What I see all the time is people forfeiting their difficulties. And I think, "You're just wasting your pain." Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel, was not a high-profile person who went out and killed a thousand Philistines; she led a private life. But she learned to depend on God through her difficulties. She is one of our heroes.

Submitted By:
Dan Rude
Faithwalkers Midwest 2014
Dealing with Disappointment Heroically

One-Year Reading Plan:
Jeremiah 39:1-41:18
2 Timothy 1:1-18

Psalms 90:1-91:16
Proverbs 26:1-2
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