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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2017

November

Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Ah, complaining. We all do it, even Psalmists who lived thousands of years ago. But don't start feeling too smug yet in your grumbling. These are complaints of a different kind.

We have a saying around our family and friends: “These are first world problems.” We remind each other of this when we're tempted to complain about the mundane discomforts we face from time to time.

But this Psalmist is complaining about secret plots of wicked people, the scheming of evildoers, who think they can get away with undermining and destroying other people. They lay traps and snares and shoot arrows to kill.

The good news is that God hears our complaints, and cares about our suffering. Lift your heart to him, that he will hear your prayer.

Amen