2/24- Psalm 6:2-4, 6-9
"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." (Mt. 5:4)
Thoughts: The question is, “How long must I wait until you turn things around, O Lord?” Here was someone who felt like his agony, his soul-felt anguish, his lack of sleep, a growing opposition, have all piled against him. He was in the dark valley. But even in the deepest valley he had hopes that God had heard his weeping and his cry for mercy. This is the hope of faith, and this is the hope of which we should never let go.
When we are in the midst of pain, sometimes it is painful to even be reminded of hope. We think that those who have hope do not understand the pain. It is a blessing to yourself and others to remember that the Lord hears our cry, and one day our mourning will end- not just with death (which is hopeless, but a worldly comfort) but with resurrection. The Lord will wipe away every tear. Ultimately pain and sickness will get our bodies, but pain and sickness cannot conquer your eternal soul unless we let it.
Prayer: It is tiring to wait, will you come to my rescue soon, O Lord?