Day Fifteen

Light | Reader – Easter

Silence and stillness before God (2 minutes)

Reading: Psalms 37:39

The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; He is their stronghold in time of trouble.

"In the church we have little theology for anger, sadness, waiting and depression. "How are you?" We are asked after a loss or disappointment in our lives. "Couldn't be better" We exclaim confidently without thinking...Job on the other hand, screamed out his pain, holding nothing back...He shouted at God. He prayed wild prayers. He told God exactly what he was feeling. For thirty-five chapters we read how he struggled with God. He doubted. He wept. He wondered where God is and why all this has happened to him. He did not avoid the horror of his predicament but confronted it directly."

-Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, p.143

Question to consider this week: In what ways can you invite Jesus into this moment with you?

Action step: Answer the following questions on your phone or in your journal:

1) How do you generally deal with bad news?

2) In what ways could my personal way of dealing with grief more closely resemble the way of the scriptures?

Prayer: Jesus, my hope is in you and I admit that grief and loss are hard. Lord, I invite you to be here with me as I engage the loss, grief and disappointment that I am experiencing in this season. I want to be a mature disciple and engage these feelings in a healthy way. Come, Holy Spirit. In Your name, Amen.

Silence and stillness before God (2 minutes)

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