Psalm 22:11

Verse: Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Insight: Some days we feel alone despite having people near us: friends, family, even our spouse. But God is always near. He will not renege on his promise to be close to the brokenhearted. If you find yourself feeling alone, you’re not the first to wrestle with these thoughts, as we read from King David’s cry above. Cling to the promise that God will never leave you nor forsake you today.

Prayer: Sometimes, I think no one can relate to my pain and discouragement. When things go bad or my heart gets wounded help me not to forget that you are near. Help me to hold firmly to the promise that you will never leave me. Thanks for the reminder that i’m not the only one who has ever felt this way. I love you Lord, Amen.

Jeffery Portmann