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A conversation with God
Andrea Delwiche
by Andrea Delwiche
May 17, 2024

Here’s an honest conversation with God:

“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:21-25 ESV).

It seems the psalm writer had been harboring bitterness toward God. We get an intimate look at his thought process—first the grievance and then a slowly developing realization that opens like a rosebud. This psalm becomes a heartfelt cry of love for God.

These words could be an entry point into a deeper relationship with God for us. Sometimes we are opposed to God. Our hearts feel like blocks of wood. But beneath the emotions lie hope and longing for a relationship with God.

It’s good to have a conversation with God about disappointment and anger. He can handle it. The Holy Spirit may guide us into fuller understanding.

Yes, there is inequity, injustice, and brokenness. And yes, God is with us. We live and have our being in God’s intimate company. The words of the psalmist are our own: “I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.”