Psalms 9:9-10

9 Yahveh is a refuge for the persecuted, a refuge in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name have confidence in you because you have not abandoned those who seek you, Yahveh.

I declare this to be true today— even if I don’t feel it. That’s right. I don’t particularly feel safe in the arms of Jesus today. I feel vulnerable and abandoned. I feel like God has let me down. I feel the shame of the homeless and unemployed. I feel the embarrassment of financial failure! Can I get a witness? Anybody else out there at the end of your rope?

I know theologically that the Lord does not abandon his children. I know I can have confidence, even though I don’t feel it right now. Today I choose to pray for all of us who are in this dark place.

Lord please get us all through these times of despair and prove your faithfulness to us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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