Crying out to the Lord

Bible Reading: Samuel 26:1-12
Author: Carol Van Der Woude (Illinois, US)
Saturday 17 February 2018 © The Upper Room.
Scripture is filled with people who faced dangers and trials. What was it like for David when he was in the wilderness, fleeing from Saul? Perhaps David was as overwhelmed and frightened as I felt when our eldest son, Steven, was diagnosed with leukaemia. Throughout my son’s illness, I prayed and found comfort and direction from David’s example in the Psalms. David often cried out to God with his fears, doubts, faith – and praise.
The two years during which Steven was being treated for cancer were an emotionally desperate time. But through it all, I kept talking to God. When Steven passed away, I had to keep praying. God was refining my faith. Over time, I was able to see the many ways God had loved Steven and cared for me.
Life can change suddenly for any of us through illness, loss of a job, the end of a relationship or some other disaster. In these and every event in our lives, we can find strength and comfort through prayer and reading God’s word.

Prayer: Faithful God, when we are overwhelmed, help us turn to you for help – the way David did. Amen
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Just wanted to say I think the daily devotions site is great! It's fantastic to see someone putting vision into practice! Looking forward to watching them each day. It's also so good to see your testimony on the site :-) May God bless you and your family richly in this and everything! SH