Today: God will come through
Don’t be fooled by appearances. God is trustworthy.
Cry out—and trust.
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Psalm 22:1-5, 24
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.
O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I have no rest.
Yet You are holy,
O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
In You our fathers trusted;
They trusted and You delivered them.
To You they cried out and were delivered;
In You they trusted and were not disappointed.
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
The book of Job is another great example of trust. Job is not shy about complaining, especially as his suffering wears on. Yet the book is also filled with magnificent statements of hope. My favorite is in
Though he slay me, yet I will trust him. (Job 13:15)
What about you? What is your trial? No need to pretend like life is easy and no need to fear crying out to God. But in the midst of it, how is your trust?