Today and tomorrow, I invite you to dive into a place where we don’t necessarily enjoy going…the land of our suffering, the area of our wounds…
Life doesn’t always go as planned—a telephone call, bad news, a breakup, a tragic accident—and everything in life can change dramatically. Distress and pain take the place of our joy, our peace.
Like me, have you ever asked yourself these questions?
- Where is God in these times?
- Does He see what I’m going through?
- Does He know what I’m enduring?
- What is He waiting for to help me?
- Why did He forsake me?
On this day over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Himself felt this feeling of abandonment and anguish during His crucifixion. Do you remember His words? “‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (see the Bible, Matthew 27:46, NKJV)
Yes, when our distress and confusion is profound, we may question God’s presence, just like Jesus did.
Yet, at the height of distress, God remains near to you. He sees your situation. He knows your pain. He affirms this to you again today: “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” (see Psalm 91:15, NKJV)
No, He does not run away from you. No, He doesn’t abandon you, “waiting for it to pass.” God is with you. You face your trials with Him at your side.
And, as always when He encourages you, He ends with a promise. Remember the previous days: inheritance, God’s richness, access to His throne, and today: deliverance.
You are not alone, and you are not obliged to carry this distress alone either. The Lord understands you perfectly. Wasn’t He subjected to the worst of suffering at Golgotha?
God hears you and is holding you up. His ears haven’t become deaf to your cries. Look up, and imagine Him actively moving behind the scenes in heaven, working with the angels. Believe today that the time of deliverance will resound without further delay and that better days will come again!
Yes, your deliverance is near. Hold on! Never forget that God always fulfills what He promises.
Let’s proclaim together that this is your day of victory in Him!