Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 22:2, “O My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.”
Those who do not believe in God do not say this. Only those who believe in a powerful, loving God cry out like this in times of distress. As we all know, life is not easy. It might be easy now, but just wait; that will change. There will be many unexplainable events in our world when it appears that God has abandoned us, and they can strike us.
The question is, what does God have to do with all this? The answer is found in Jesus. He lived with all this. He went through it himself. In his death and resurrection, he conquered it all. The good news is that he includes us in his victory. We can now join our voices with Saint Paul as endured terrible persecutions, proclaiming, “No, in all these things we more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Do never abandons us, even when we think he has.
Please pray with me; Heavenly Father, you know how afraid I am to suffer. You know I want to avoid anything that hurts, sickness and pain, death, slander, and criticism. I don’t understand why you let it all continue. You have the power if you choose to do so. Help me see life as you see it so that I will not feel abandoned by you in difficult times. In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.