Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 24, 2020
He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. Isaiah 25:8
Sorrow is the fruit of sin in a fallen world; it is at liberty to inflict pain. No one is immune from sorrow. Sorrow is created by sin, death, divorce, selfishness, poverty, rejection, loss, and fear. Sorrow is all around, and it circles its prey like vultures around a carcass, ready to pick away at the meat of your soul. Sorrow does not discriminate among races, gender, social class, or stage of life. It causes a weepy heart and a weary mind over a lifetime.
Your sorrow may be overwhelming to the point of anguish and despair. The hurt is about to drive you crazy. You feel you can’t handle it. You have lost perspective and God seems a million miles away. Things have gone from bad to worse; you have nowhere to turn. You have hit a brick wall and life seems to be crumbling around you, but there is a rescuer for your drowning soul.
“Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters” (Psalm 69:14).
Jesus is your Savior; He will save you from your sorrows. He was a man acquainted with grief. Sorrow is not foreign to Him. He was a man of many sorrows. He was inflicted with not just one but multiple sorrows. He is a sympathetic Savior waiting to soothe your pain. He wants to gently wipe away your tears. So, ask Him to dive in and rescue you from thrashing about in the deep waters of your sorrows.
Take the medication of God’s grace. Administer larger doses in the beginning to stop the spread of sorrow’s infection. He wants you to experience His abundant life in Christ. He wipes away your tears in heaven and on earth. Let God remove your points of sorrow one by one as if they were trees downed by a storm’s horrific winds. Sorrow is temporary with God; His joy is permanent. Let Jesus remove your sorrow, He is the Savior of your sorrows.
“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain” (Isaiah 53:3).
Suffering Savior, thank you Jesus that you are a man of sorrows who understands and heals.
What sorrow do I need to say out loud and invite in the comfort of the Lord and others?
Today’s reading is from Boyd and Rita’s 90 day devotional book, A Little Book of Comfort
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