In Times of Sorrow

In Times of Sorrow | Psalm 62:5

Trust in Me at all times.

I know the pain and sorrow you are feeling, and I want you to pour out your heart in My Presence. You need to release all those emotions in a safe place. Demonstrate your trust in Me by opening your heart to Me; as you do so, I promise to keep you safe.

Remember that I am a Man of sorrows, fully acquainted with grief.

Because of all I suffered, I can empathize with you and share your pain.

As you pour out your emotions in My Presence, your heavy burden grows lighter. You no longer carry your sorrows alone. You release them to Me, and I then relieve and refresh your soul. Moreover, as your heavy heart grows lighter, you are freed to learn more of Me: who I really am.

Come to Me and get to know Me in ever-increasing depth and breadth. You will find that I am indeed a Refuge — a safe place flooded with eternal Love. Linger a while in My Presence, letting My Love soak into your soul.

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. — Psalm 62:8 NKJV

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. — Proverbs 29:25

He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. — Isaiah 53:3 NASB

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest.
[I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]—  Matthew 11:28 AMP

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Lives: Seeing His Love in Your Life by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.

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Your Turn

Today is Holy Wednesday — the day that the Sanhedrin plotted against Jesus… the day that a woman named Mary came to Jesus (at Simon the Leper’s house in Bethany) and poured out her heart and her treasure (a very expensive perfumed oil called Nard) on Jesus’ feet… the day the disciples disdained her sacrifice… the day Judas went to the Sanhedrin and sold out our Savior for a bagful of coins. It’s a day of sorrow. Today, we can bring our sorrow to Jesus, a Man deeply acquainted with sorrow, and know that He understands. Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We would love to hear from you about finding safety in Jesus even in grief. ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young's devotional writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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