Thursday: Psalm 13-14 & Luke 5:1-26, 33-39

From Scott Clark

Psalm 13, 14
I am reminded in Psalm 13 that it is OK to ask God the question, "how long...?" in my prayers, even when I am filled with anxiety about a particular situation, or when I just want to know when I'll get through the challenge I am faced with. By doing so I am staying in honest conversation with Him, even when I am questioning Him. Psalm 13 is also good model for prayer as we are reminded to trust, rejoice, and sing to Him when we pray knowing that, when all is said and done, He was and is good to us! These words can fill our cup - anytime we need it:

         I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. (Psalm 13:6)

Luke 5:1-26, 33-39
Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.” (Luke 5:34-35)

Oh, to be in the presence of the bridegroom, that will be THE time of celebration, and there will be no need for fasting, no sorrow, and no pain - I am reminded of the song by Jeremy Camp 'There Will Be A Day' .  But we are, of course now in a time of fasting, waiting, and needing to stay in touch with Him. During this time, we must push ourselves to be obedient to Him, even after working (or fishing) all night. We must find creative ways to seek Him - like entering through the the roof when the room is full, and we must ask Him to heal us, knowing that when we do He will fill our lives with just what we need - sometimes, so much so that our boats become full and begin to sink.

May you be blessed today, for He is good! 


I am an adopted child of God, a husband, father, engineer, musician, coach, and I like to recharge my batteries by withdrawing to a lonely place to pray.