Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 8/25/21

Scripture: Psalm 44

This is easy to say when things are going well, or when big prayers have been answered like you wanted, or when at least you can live with even a little peace.

But keep reading…

The writer of this psalm was at the other end of the spectrum:

But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies. You have made us turn back from the foe, and those who hate us have gotten spoil. You have made us like sheep for slaughter and have scattered us among the nations. You have sold your people for a trifle, demanding no high price for them. You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, the derision and scorn of those around us. You have made us a byword among the nations, a laughingstock among the peoples. All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face at the sound of the taunter and reviler, at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 44:9‭-‬16

Yet he held tight to God:

All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant. Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from your way; yet you have broken us in the place of jackals and covered us with the shadow of death. If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god, would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart. Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

Psalm 44:17‭-‬22

Call to God when you feel alone and rejected. Call to Him from your darkest point. Call to Him even if you’re unsure He hears.

Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!

Psalm 44:26

His love will come through.

Journal: Write a prayer calling to God to help in a dark situation close to you, or call to Him to help our nation or our world.

Move: Tempo run day. Warm-up for 5-10 minutes, run at a steady pace that you can sustain for 20 minutes but not much longer, cooldown for 5-10 minutes.

{Beginner’s run #7: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x5, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

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