First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

Talking to Your Soul

We have been using this overflowing glass as a symbol of God’s overflowing grace to us in the Gospel. But what about when life doesn’t feel like that at all? What about when life doesn’t even feel half full or half empty, but completely empty? What about when we feel like we got nothing? Does it mean you aren’t a Christian? Does it mean you aren’t a good Christian? Does it mean that you have been left out or left behind? Remember David is a mature believer. What do we do when life empties our glass? What do we do when we feel like the Psalmist and find more why questions than answers? Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go about mourning? Why have you rejected me? Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you in turmoil within me? It’s OK to ask why questions. Jesus asked why on the cross, “Why have you forsaken me?”