My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 119:50
While going through suffering or a difficult time, it is very difficult to keep the hopes up high. There seems to be very little comfort in life during that time. The world seems to be falling apart and is completely against a person.
During times of pain and suffering many feel as though God has abandoned them and that all hope is gone. There does not seem to be any purpose or reason for the pain and suffering that is going on. The suffering does not appear to have an end and many feel as if there is no reason to try to go on with life. Some will go to the point of suicide because of the loss of hope.
The psalmist says that during those times, his one comfort that he finds is in God’s promise.
As a believer is going through a great time of suffering, he must keep His focus on God and His promises. God has promised that He would be with every believer and never leave or forsake a person. He has also promised victory in the end.
At the time it may appear as though the world is winning the battle. That Satan has received the upper hand in this world. That God is no longer in control and all is failing.
Take a look at Jesus when He was on the earth and they were getting ready to crucify Him. It looked as though He had failed and that the Father had failed Him. Yet, three days later, He rose from the dead, triumphant and victorious. God’s promise to preserve Him was fulfilled.
If you are going through a tough time of suffering, keep your eyes on God’s promises. Hold on to those promises, knowing that God is with you and will fulfill all of His promises to you. He will never leave you, nor forsake you.
You may die the physical death in this life, but Jesus will give you eternal life with Him, if you trust Him. Keep your hopes up high as you suffer, knowing you will be victorious with Jesus in the end. Find comfort in know that God will fulfill His promise to you.
I pray today that you will know the promises of God; that you will trust the promises of God; that you will find comfort in God’s promises; and that you will not lose hope in suffering.