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    1. Actually, there are so many things that I want to say to you, Mandy on this Psalm alone. First of all, thank you so much for introducing me on this “rare” psalm. It was surprising when I first read it on your site a year plus ago that The Book of Psalms can be like this. GOD must have a purpose for us to read this chapter and maybe we can identify as we communicate our frustrations on our circumstances to GOD who listens. This first two verses set is something we should remember as we go over this 18-verse chapter for eight more days. Indeed, there is urgency in these opening lines of the psalmist prayer. Happy birthday to your niece, Mandy! My nephew’s birthday is still today (yep, still May 21, 10:33 PM in CA); who happens to be named Joshua and I’m Moses Kent. Likewise, a blessed weekend and preparations for Monday, to you and Nathan! Planty still stays.

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      1. What a great comment! Psalm 88 has been the covid anthem in all honesty. While God does not have to tell us why things are happening, He hears our prayers and He will help us to respond to the situations and circumstances in life in a way that pleases and honors Him. I am thankful for how real and raw the Psalmists are. The Psalms encompass ALL of life’s emotions and states. From fear and joy, to isolation and fulfillment. From being over taken by enemies to conquering the enemy. Yet in all things, even as bleak as Psalm 88 is, we hope. We are not a people without hope. It is my prayer that the whomsoever reading these verses will know that they too can cry out to God. They can be honest with God about what they are feeling. the Bible is full of men and women pouring out their laments to HIm. And when they do and when we do, He will turn our mourning into joy.

        Happy belated birthday to Joshua!!!! Joshua is the successor in more ways than one, praise God for him! Praising God for you and all of your family! May God wrap you and your family in His Shalom (wholeness/completeness)!!

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        1. Likewise Mandy, you gave us a great comment and edify us on Psalm 88! You are right about all the things here, including the essence of the Psalm and how we all must digest it. We pray that our readers will ponder on the first paragraph. True, GOD hears our prayers, guides/shows us a way to respond according to will and all for His glory. Indeed, having known GOD, His grace, and His Words of encouragement, we should not lost hope in our GOD to deliver us despite our circumstances. Also, we communicate to GOD our happiness and frustrations in life, and have a personal relationship with Him; just like a kid talking to a parent.

          Thank you, Mandy! I’ll tell him. A blessed Sunday ahead!

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    1. You are right about it Jim! GOD hears our prayers when we are in our trials. GOD will respond according to His plan and will for us. GOD will also help us endure, learn from it, and know Him more on how gracious He is. The key here is communication with GOD. This will be the theme on this series. Blessings to you and your family!

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      Welcome back to the blogging world Majaa 🥀💫💞! We just started a new interesting series. It is a rare psalm and the author discusses his/her circumstances/burdens to GOD. Something we all can relate to. Blessings to you and your family!

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  1. May we cry out in prayer often, hearing His Spirit in response. May we dive deep into the riches of His Word in our anguish, feeling His touch in the stillness of our soul.

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    1. GOD willing, Alan, may we all seek and pray to the Triune GOD; talking to Him like a friend or parent or even counselor. This chapter encourages us to talk to GOD; even if these are words of frustration, anger at one’s circumstances, or pleading for mercy. You are right, listening to the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT is essential and it could happened during prayer or out of the blue. Talking/crying to GOD shows how much we value Him and not someone we can summon when we need Him. I like what you wrote, “His touch in the stillness of our soul.” Indeed, we can communicate further with GOD as we know more about Him through reading His Word. Blessings to you and your family!

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