O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. (Psalm 88:1)
There is something attractive when you read psalms like this one. It’s not because we want his circumstances to play out in our lives, but it’s because these types of circumstances have happened to us. We may not be on the verge of death (v3), but we have felt alone, even rejected by our closest friends. This psalm instructs us when we go through dark seasons. First, do not squash your feelings. Don’t disregard them as if they do not matter. Instead, bring your broken heart to God in prayer.
Then the next day, when the same darkness looms over you again, bring your heart to God again (v9). Like a child in constant need for their mother or father, cry out to Him unashamedly. Find in Him all the peace and comfort you need.