Psalms 6:3 my soul is very disturbed. And you, Yahveh — when… until when?

The psalmist has experienced many days of helpless waiting for God to act on his behalf. His whole being— the living soul God created—- needs rescue. He does not know how long he can keep his confidence. In prayer, he faithfully reports his condition. He does not pretend to be unshakable. He obviously does not believe that his confidence is what changes things.

I have heard many proud— almost boastful confident prayers. I have felt ashamed of my weak sounding pleading before God. But when I compare the prayers in that confidence competition— it seems that humility is the more biblical attitude. Of course, We are also told to come boldly to the throne of grace.

Hebrews 4:16 (CSB)

Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.

Is there such a thing as bold humility?

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
This entry was posted in written on the Appalachian Trail and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s