Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 43:5, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”
As God’s baptized people, we sometimes feel like God doesn’t care about us. We can feel like giving up, especially when we are struggling with injustice in our lives, and it seems that God is not doing anything to help us. But even then, we can still, with the psalmist, call out to God.
God gave us his word to lead us back to where we gather with his people to share in the benefits of Christ’s sacrifice. He will lead us to meet in church, where we hear his words of comfort and hope. It’s with God’s people, receiving God’s gifts, that we experience that God does care for us and can bring his healing, peace, and justice even out of the injustices we have suffered.
Please pray with me: Lord Jesus, you show us the justice of God, assure us that you care for us, and free us to be people who live justly in this world. Amen.