For the Record

“Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?”

~ Psalm 56:8 NIV

I know you haven’t forgotten.

The pain is too fresh for it to fade to the back of your memory. In fact, that same pain may be present as you read this.

Life’s pressures just don’t seem to let up. Almost as if they alternate to ensure that any given day you feel the extreme pressure.

Your smile appears on your face after mustering up all the strength you have to show it. Truth be told, if people weren’t so nosey you wouldn’t try to hide what you’re going through so much.

The people closest to you, that know your toil, sympathize with you but have no solutions to offer.

You haven’t forgotten your misery at all.

And God has not either.

Every tear, every pain, and every loss you have suffered is well known to God. He is in tune with exactly what you’re going through.

And though you may pray and hear silence, that’s His way of showing you that there is no answer from him that is going to make the push through any easier.

He hears you and he knows exactly what you’re going through, now it’s time for you to experience a bit of what He had to go through.

Enduring the persecution, hate, and hurt from the people he loved so much. As Jesus hung from the cross, he felt separation from the Father for a moment as well. As if God left him to die alone.

But as you know God had already empowered Jesus with all the strength to endure to the end. The same goes for you.

Take courage today and stay the course. Know that you have enough word in you to sustain the storm.

Although it may be hard for you to accept it in all that you are going through, just know that God is always with you.

You never have to go through the pain alone.

And at the appointed time…you will stand victorious before man in the name of our savior Jesus Christ.

So for the record…God has not forgotten. God is faithful. And He will NEVER break his promise.

You will make it.

Let’s pray…

“I claim victory in the name of Jesus today! I don’t care what I’m going through, how much it hurts, or how confusing it may be. I choose to trust God through it all. I don’t know why He chose me to go through in this way, but I know there is a reason he will later reveal to me. Until then I will keep his praises on my lips as my eyes release tears. I will sing thanks to the father as the pressures in life build. And I will surrender it all to him. He deserves all the glory and honor. Thank you Jesus. Amen.”

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