Have you ever had a day when you simply needed chocolate?
Maybe you faced some problems, and needed a pick-me-up. Or you were dealing with a heartbreak and needed a balm for your ragged emotions.
And you knew that milk chocolate just wouldn’t cut it, let alone white chocolate.
It required the stronger stuff. You needed to bring out the big guns to help you cope with your challenges:
Only the intense flavour and strength of chocolate with over 80% cocoa solids would do the trick. Nothing else would suffice.
Sometimes we reach a similar point in our spiritual lives, too.
The Christian life isn’t all a bed of roses. Oftentimes we face desperate circumstances, and we may find ourselves in a heap on the floor, crying our eyes out.
Maybe we’ve received a scary diagnosis from the doctor. We might have been let go from our job. Or our family might be in crisis: our marriage is in tatters or our children have gone astray.
We need help that is grounded in the gritty reality of what we’re facing. Sunny bromides like “Don’t worry, be happy” just won’t cut it.
We need to bring out the big guns.
We need the Psalms.Read more