- “Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.” (Ecclesiastes 7:3 ESV)
- “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.” (Psalms 18;6 ESV)
- “This God- His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” (Psalms 18:30 ESV)
- “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25 ESV)
Lord, we cry to You in our distress. You are always right there. Trials give us the closeness that we would never have if everything was perfect. We give up our lives to follow You because its then that we truly DO have life. Help us to always remember your faithfulness.