Psalm 88 is a great message that is often misconstrued. Being a Christian does not mean an easy life – it often means opening yourself to a harder life. But, even though godly people sometimes live lives of seemingly unending trouble or hardship, they can still grasp the hope that God is savior.
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.-ellie
Your word is amazing! I cannot believe how selfish I have been. ❤️
Even in the trials and the hardships, God loves us. He has always loved us and he will never take that away.
It is easy for me to relate to the bitter tone in Psalm 88 as a gay Christian. Especially when it says “I am counted among those who go down to the pit”
I don’t know if you’ll ever see this, but I am so sorry you feel this way. I don’t know how homosexuality and Christianity is supposed to work, but God loves you and I love you too. I’m so sorry you have been cast away from the love of Christ through Christians that you are supposed to be receiving.
I don’t believe that God will send you to the pit!! Certainly not for being gay! It’s the way you were made. Please please don’t despair. Glennon Doyle Melton at Momastry expresses mine and other Christians’ thoughts on this a lot more eloquently than I ever could! I pray you see this comment and read some of her writings on her blog. Love ❤️
But what does his Word say???
I want to thank you for suggesting Glennon’s work. I just read her letter to Chase and as a gay Christian I am truly touched by her love for her son and her celebration of differences. If anyone else would like to read the letter, it is located at http://momastery.com/blog/2010/10/14/a-mountain-im-willing-to-die-on/
There are so many beautiful testimonies of Christians who struggled with homosexuality overcoming it! Often times it stems from childhood abuse, or generational sin, so it can seem like you’re born with it because it’s been around as long as you can remember. But God loves you, and you’re more than your sexual preference. Christians shouldn’t treat homosexuality any differently than they would treat somebody in the church who was obese and struggling with gluttony. It’s more so about your heart in the matter. I.e. Do you want to be gay? Are you willing to lay your sexuality on the alter? Are you aware that it doesn’t dictate who you are, that it’s just an aspect? God offers wholeness, healing, and love abundant! He also has set standards though, and guidelines established to keep us on the right track. Just seek Him in all that you do, and He will make your way clear. You’re never out of the reach of His hand, no matter how far we all wonder!!
love you, girl!
This is an awesome response. Thank you for sharing truth so gracefully and humbly!!!
If you are a believer in Christ you are called to repent of sin, that is part of sanctification. As a person you are loved by God and should also be loved by his people, but he does not love your sin and neither should you.
‘ Do you work wonders for the dead?
Do the departed rise up to praise you?’ Psalm 88:10 Why yes, You do work wonders for the dead, and in Christ the departed do rise up to praise You! Love this foreshadowing. The cynical questioning of the psalmist proves true in a Savior who rose from the dead so that we could also rise in Him!
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