“All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.” Psalm 38:9-12
I understand this text today. I’ve received some news that has caused the light to be gone from my eyes. It’s not something I need to talk about or post on social media. It’s the way life is. Not every day is fun and laughter. Some days hurt.
All of us have those times.
One reason is because we have an enemy. He is the father of lies, a schemer, laying a trap to our feet to bring us down to the depths. Sometimes it comes from the outside and sometimes it comes from the inside. But know this, it comes.
We also live among people who are just like us. We all make mistakes, wrong choices, hurtful words and hurtful decisions. This world can be a rough place. This psalm is pretty filled with that tough side to life.
Let me share a beautiful verse. Jesus is speaking.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Lord, the pain is here today and it hurts. It will be over sometime in the tomorrows. Today, I can trust You.