waiting for sympathy

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waiting for sympathy

Psalm 69:19-21 (JDV)

Psalm 69:19 You know the insults I endure – my shame and disgrace. You are aware of all my rivals.
Psalm 69:20 Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I waited for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, but found no one.
Psalm 69:21 Instead, they gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

waiting for sympathy

Both David and Jesus experienced abuse with no sympathy. When our Lord was suffering on the cross, they wouldn’t even give him water to drink, but forced him to taste the bitterness of the vinegar.

There will probably be times in your life when you can taste the vinegar, as well. You have to trust God during those times. He has not forgotten you, nor has he forsaken you, even when you have no comfort from others.

Lord, may our awareness of your presence help us to endure the times when we get no comfort from others.

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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