DESPERATE: a Psalms study
I thought I was done with desperate—not with being desperate, but with posting about it. It’s such a now part of my walk with God. And aren’t we supposed to wait until we’ve successfully walked something out, gotten it way behind us, and then talk about it?
But that’s the thing. I don’t think desperate is ever behind us this side of heaven. It’s simply part of the walk. Certainly, some days and even seasons seem more desperate than others. But if desperate means I have a driving need to stay close to God and filled with His Word, then I don’t want to be anyplace but desperate.
Still, it’s not only a now part of my walk, it’s a personal part. I mean, who wants to go around saying, “I’m desperate”? People might get the idea that I’m losing it, hanging by a thread to my faith. Okay, actually though, I didn’t think twice about saying it, at least, most of me didn’t. Only a small part protested . . . that same part that squawked when God moved me to put my image issues on blast . . . and my life on blast when I wrote my memoir. But I’ve learned that if I know it’s God, I can’t think long about what I think about it. And this past Friday, I knew He was leading me to do more on desperate.
So are y’all ready for another mini-study? We did In Hot Pursuit in early 2012 and the Image series in early 2013. Now we’re going to delve into being Desperate for God. Specifically, I’m led to focus on a few of my go-to Psalms when my soul is feeling especially desperate. Like the image series, I’ll upload a video, and we’ll hopefully have a running dialogue on the blog.
I’m kicking it off with the intro video below. (For those who are receiving this in your inbox, the video doesn’t usually show up. So here’s the link here.) I’d love to hear your thoughts after you watch. And although I know my go-to Psalms, I’d love to hear yours. Where do you turn in the Psalms when your soul is feeling desperate?