THE 20TH OF MAY
WE CAN REJOICE EVEN IN HARDSHIPS, KNOWING THAT GOD ALWAYS HELPS US
I will rejoice and be glad in Your steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction; You have taken note of my life’s distresses. – Psalm 31:7
God’s love brings confident hope at all times, because we know He hears us, cares for us and is always there for us even when we have to pass through the deep waters or even fires of life.
There is nothing that God does not see or know about. We are tempted to judge God according to our physical limitations. But we have to remember that He has no limits and He created us as spiritual beings limited in a physical body, with a soul, while living here on earth. Why? So that we have to depend fully on Him and the help of the Holy Spirit in order to overcome our limits and be more like Jesus.
God judges us correctly, as He knows all that happens to us from external factors and what is going on inside our minds and hearts while we go through tough situations. We read that “for we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin,” in Hebrews 4:15. Jesus has full compassion for us, not only because He is God and knows everything, but also because He lived in a human body.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You so very much for understanding my pains and sorrows. I choose to rejoice and be glad knowing that Your love for me is perfect and never fails. Nothing is hidden from Your eyes including my trials and my responses to them. Please help me to keep a clean heart while going through hardships and know that You will help me overcome them all. Glory and praises to Your holy Name forever. Amen