Daily Reading & Prayer
Psalm 98-100, 102, 104Psalm 102:17, 19-20, “He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their plea … from heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
“Is anybody listening?”“Does anyone care?”Have you ever reached out to God when you felt overwhelmed — by tragedy, stress, or attacks from the enemy — and felt like your words just ricocheted off the ceiling? If you have, you know what an awful, lonely experience that is; and if you haven’t, chances are you will at some point in your life. However, when those thoughts try to drag us down, we must always hold fast to the truth revealed in the Bible — that God is listening and He does care. His Word is greater than any momentary feeling, and His promises are more enduring than the stars.We often live on an emotional roller coaster, and when we take our eyes off of Jesus, we can get overwhelmed, disheartened, and distraught. But no matter the feelings of the moment, it does not change God’s eternal love for us. This can be difficult to see on our own amid the turmoil. That’s why it is so important to not only be honest with God and pour out our hearts to Him, but also to lean on others within the church and be transparent about what’s happening in our lives.Remember, you are not alone! God hears you. God sees you. God loves you. And even in the most tumultuous of times, He wants to guide you with His loving hand.
Heavenly Father, Though feelings are fickle, Your faithfulness endures forever. Remind me of this fact when I feel overwhelmed or alone. Even if I don’t always feel it, I know You’re always there for me. Thank You for Your abounding love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.