Psalm 88 is a bleak psalm that ends without resolution. The psalmists are surrounded by troubles, abandoned by friends, and they realize that it is God’s hand that has done it. Instead of blaming God, they cry out for help to “the God of my salvation”. And as strange as it may sound, this psalm provides profound great comfort to those who come to worship suffering under heavy burdens. God welcomes the desperate cries of those who struggle to to be joyful or offer praise. When all you can do is cry out for help, God will not turn you away, rebuke you, or tell you to sit up and smile. Instead, He hears you.
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