silhouette of girlThis past Sunday our Student Ministry concluded a five week series in Psalms. To close out the series, we asked our students to write their own Psalm in their words, using their language. Some wrote their Psalm. Some sketched their Psalm. But ultimately, they were asked to pour out their thoughts and emotions to God. And the results are amazing…


God, I deal with so many EXPECTATIONS.
-why?-
Why can’t I accept your acceptance and be happy?
Why do I look to relationships,
merit and recognition by the world of what you’ve given me –
of your gifts?
GOD,
help me to look to you for affirmation and contentment.

You tell us to live in the world, but not be of it.
You gave me gifts to bring music to the world and praise you with dance –
but not ballet?
What did you really make me for?
How am I supposed to use these gifts in a Godly way?
What is my mission?
Why is it so hard?
Everything seems against me.
I do a Bible study every morning –
yet I forget your teachings in the chaos of every day.

GOD,
you know I need affirmation.
Why do I strive for the unattainable?
WHAT DO MY DREAMS MEAN?
Why give me something I cannot have?
Why can I manipulate my own feelings?
…why does it hurt so much?

GOD,
you are my stability.
You say you are a rock –
be my rock and my confidant
for things I cannot disclose to anyone else.

I LOVE YOU.
Show your love and comfort now,
when I need it.

Amen.


Pulpit Rock, these are your students.

Written by a 17-year-old student at Pulpit Rock

 

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