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.