Hurting Response

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Today's reading: Psalm 109:1-5

Being wronged, attacked or betrayed by someone you trust and love cuts deeply. It's just painful! And in our pain, often times our gut reaction is to lash out and defend ourselves or to respond in kind with our words and actions. But that's not the example David puts before us in Psalm 109. In his distress--he turns to God. David writes in verse 4 "but I give myself to prayer." And that's precisely what we see--David candidly crying out to God, seeking comfort as he tells God about everything happening to him.

Is it your practice to "give yourself to prayer" when you encounter hardship or difficulty? When you pray, how does it influence you emotionally, spiritually and/or even physically? Tami

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Tami, Is my practice to give yourself (myself) to prayer? No,I need to practice this like David did.

David is doing right by going to God in prayer with a loving heart towards his enemies.
What a great example to follow in my life.

I need to intentionally consider having a "give myself to prayer" that I can say that I practice. I know God will bring great calmness and confidence in His handling of my requests and leaving them to Him.No doubt it will influence me emotionally, spiritually and/or even physically for my good.

This causes me to think are God's and my enemies the same?
We know God is hated by the very same ones whom He loves.

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