Here, James gives us instruction for how to handle interpersonal conflict. In the midst of that, though, is a clear call to the heart of the Lord: If you will draw near to him, he will draw near to you. And by being near to God, we will see the ways in which we can handle our own tumultuous times.
In the coming days, we will look at the 43rd Psalm and examine the ways in which we are to handle the trials that arise in our life.
Reflect on any anger, resentment, or any other negative emotions you feel right now. Why do you feel that way? Pray that the Lord will soften your heart as we look through the psalmist’s lamentation and sorrow, and pray that the Lord will work in your life the way he worked in the psalmist’s life.