If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:92
Is there a singular adjective that aptly describes what is happening in our world in 2020? Can a word capture the mental and emotional impact of deadly hurricanes, devastating earthquakes, catastrophic fires, political and racial strife and violent protests against the backdrop of a global pandemic? It’s no wonder substance abuse, mental health issues and suicide rates are at an all-time high. How can anyone maintain hope in times like this? Psalm 119:92 helps us to understand the answer to this question.
Maybe when you read this verse you can heartily agree with David and say, “amen!” But maybe you’re someone who reads this verse and doesn’t really understand what it means. If that’s you, please open your heart to the possibility that reading the Bible might bring you the hope and peace you are desperately seeking. A great place to start is the Psalms or the Gospel of John. It’s the only way to really learn about God and how much he loves you!
Lord, help me to be sustained in hope by “delighting in your Word” and be with those who will open your Word for perhaps the very first time seeking help and hope from you. Amen!