“My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’”Psalm 42:3
I felt helpless and trapped as a child. Traumatic, overwhelming circumstances surrounded me. Little was safe or predictable, and hope was unattainable. I wanted out but didn’t even have the courage to follow through and end my life. It was just another thing I couldn’t do. Instead, I was dragged to counseling and in ensuing years relied on antidepressants and childish dreams to cope with reality.
Christ took hold of my life in my teenage years, and with that change came real hope. Seasons of dark depression have continued to accompany my journey with Christ, but He has walked that road with me.
Many of you can relate. You understand why the psalmist says his tears were his food day and night. Survey the wasteland with me over the next month, and let’s lean together upon Christ, who neither escaped suffering Himself nor claimed that we would.
Don’t let the question “Where is your God?” haunt you. Jesus was born into our brokenness, suffered and died for our brokenness, and tends to our brokenness from on high.
When it seems that tears are all you have, know that you also have Jesus. Let Him sustain you.
Bible In A Year
- Nehemiah 1-2
- Psalm 31
- Mark 10