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Doses of Encouragement

Psalm 22

What to do; what to do? Have you ever had this thought? Do you ever feel brushed by those who should support you? Do you ever feel that even God has forsaken you?


I have and it just so happens that King David has too! David, the man with a heart after God. This David felt distant…but not insecure.


David’s lament in Psalm 22 gives us the answer to our, ” What to do” question!

First, like David, we recall just who God is: holy, enthroned, worthy to be praised (vv. 3-4). He is the One who designed and fashioned us (vv. 9-10).


Like David, we remember God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. He has delivered and rescued us from our wilderness wanderings without putting us to shame (vv. 4-5).


David considers who he, himself is: created, NOT creator. By God we are made and but for the grace of God we are nothing (vv. 9-18).


He goes on to consider in whom he should place his trust – God or people? People will mock us. People will fail to help. People will delight in our failings while comparison hinders compassion. Whereas, God’s compassion is limitless (vv. 12-21).


Given the options of man or God, can we be like David and choose to wait on God? Will we praise Him in the storms of life? Will we trust Him and His plan? (vv. 22-25)


Lastly, can we anxiously and excitedly anticipate God’s promised presence? Will we know and live forever in the praise of the LORD?! (vv. 26-31)


And so, what do we do? We…

  • Remember who God is!
  • Remember He is faithful!
  • Remember who we are in Him!
  • Remember our options: God or man!
  • Remember to wait on God!
  • Remember, He will return and renew!


Much love and many blessings, Friends

Cindi Raymond

Author, Speaker, Leadership Mentor

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother, and grandmother with a heart for women to know God intimately, love Him deeply and serve Him on purpose. With Proverbs 20:5 as my life mission, I encourage generations of women to acknowledge and fulfill their anointing.

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I have a deep desire to draw the hearts of women to the heart of God by promoting Biblical literacy and disciple-making. Though the road has had more than a few bumps and detours, I have learned to navigate leadership with humility. With a gift for conference speaking, mentoring, and consulting; my purpose is in challenging women to discover, acknowledge and live-out their purpose with intentionality. One of my biggest strengths lies in the ability to “keep things real” – I bring simplicity to the complex and joy in the mundane.

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