This reminds me less of complaints I’ve heard from others, and leads me to think more of a confession that I need to make. It is this poetry, nearly 500 years old, which rings in my ears in a new way.
Paul’s imprisonment has inspired other Christians to remain strong as they share the gospel story. Because of Paul’s captivity, the Christian community is strengthened: confident, daring, and without fear. How is this possible?
If we are to “become humble like this child,” then perhaps we should ask questions and doubt, but we should do so lovingly.
The Bible tells us that Christ Jesus—truth personified—upholds everything continuously and has worked out our salvation.
More. There always seems to be something more, and we always seem to want it. Discontentment is often blatantly displayed in the actions of young children; in fact, it is something we seem to never grow out of.
Is the psalmist naïve? Is he completely ignorant of suffering in the world? I think not.