Scripture: Psalm 34:18 “God is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
When peace like a river attendeth my way; When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say;
It is well, It is well with my soul
In this week’s devotions we are focusing on the hymn It is Well, by Horatio Spafford, who penned these words after suffering the loss of his four precious daughters at sea.
When suffering in this life, we can be assured through these words in Psalm 34:18 that God is indeed close to us when we are in our deepest despair. And whether that suffering is monumental or minute, God longs to be our refuge and strength in the midst of our pain. We need only to be reminded of His presence and yield ourselves to the comfort He offers. You need not suffer alone.
- In what ways have you experienced God’s closeness in times of despair?
- If you are currently experiencing a time of distress, would you call out to God in the midst of your pain and become aware of His presence?