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We all walk through seasons of our life which are stormy. We understand how the disciples may have felt in Matthew 8:23-27. While they were at sea a fierce storm rose and they were panicked. Fear gripped their hearts, though Jesus was right there! They thought he was not paying attention.
The writer in this portion of Psalm 119:97-120, while acknowledging his great love for the Word of God, is suffering terribly. He calls out to God to remember and fulfill the promises made to him. He knows he is living his life according to the commands God had given him. He also confesses that God’s word is to him a life giving source with an outcome in wise living.
Perhaps the suffering and challenges you are facing are very difficult and painful. We are wise to call out to God who is near to us. The Scriptures tell us in Psalm 34:18 that God is” near to the brokenhearted and the afflicted”.
In Luke 4:18 we hear the words of Christ as he declares the purpose for his coming: he came to “bind up the broken hearted.”
We can take much comfort in the knowledge that the One who loves us more then we can comprehend is nearby us when we find ourselves in deep waters. As we call to him he hears us. He may not act as quickly as we feel he should, but he will hear and give us wisdom.
Father God, I praise you for your constant presence and for each promise you have given to us. I ask that today you would be my very present help in times of trouble. Grant me wisdom each step of the way. Amen.