All your waves and billows have gone over me, and floods of sorrow pour upon me like a thundering cataract.
Yet day by day the Lord also pours out his steadfast love upon me, and through the night I sing his songs and pray to God who gives me life.
“O God my Rock,” I cry, “why have You forsaken me?
Why must I suffer these attacks from my enemies?”
Their taunts pierce me like a fatal wound; again and again they scoff,
“Where is that God of yours?”
But, O my soul, don’t be discouraged. Don’t be upset.
Expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise Him for all that He will do.
He is my help! He is my God!
-Psalm 42:7-11 (TLB)
"Be bold and believe, 'because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you"' Through this promise the Lord gives His people everything ... there is nothing you could want, nothing you could ask for, nothing you could need in all of time or eternity, nothing living or dying, nothing in this world or the next, and nothing now, nothing on resurrection morning, or nothing in heaven that is not contained in in this verse - 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' " (Deut. 31:6) - Charles Spurgeon
Oh God - You alone are the crux, the epitome. You are Everything we thirst for, Everything we need and want - always. Sometimes we think we need things like comfort or power or satisfaction or belongings or fame - but we are wrong. Sometimes we believe our forsaken feelings instead of believing Your promises not to ever forsake us. Forgive our sin of unbelief, Lord. We repent and choose to believe Your promises to satisfy our longings with Yourself. With Your Spirit. With Your Son. All we need is found in Your presence, and had we nothing save You - we would be satiated. You are just that wonderful. Let us put all else aside today as we pursue Your heart, and let Your glory fill every void in our lives today. There is none besides You, Jesus.