One of my favorite parts of the book was when Mike was staying in a shelter in Denver and interacting with James, a man with severe mental illness and drug addiction. James was talking about how he was really sad, and Mike encouraged him to read a particular Psalm. It turns out James had read the entire book of Psalms the night before, clinging to the intense emotion and promise of rescue. Mike pondered if he had ever been so honest with his emotion or so desperate for Jesus that he literally stayed up all night pouring over the Bible seeking comfort and a promise that there was hope. It left me thinking the same thing, have I ever needed Jesus so badly that I stayed awake all night pouring over His words?
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