SUMMARY: Forward thinking
OVERVIEW: David cries out to God, looking for—and expecting—deliverance, and he provides a foreshadowing of Christ’s suffering and ultimate deliverance.
BIG IDEA: When you trust God for the future you can have peace today.
KEY VERSE: Psalm 22:27–28 (from David)
The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him. For royal power belongs to the Lord. He rules all the nations.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You may feel lost or forgotten, but you never are. The pain you feel is real. Life is cruel and people will let you down. It hurts and it’s not fun. Acknowledge it for what it is. Sin and its consequences are costly. And sometimes tragedies happen for no understandable reason. You will even think I’ve forgotten you. But I haven’t. I am here. Always have been and always will be. Cry out to me, for I hear you. Cry out to me, for I care. Cry out to me, for I am your answer. I am all you need.
There will come a day when pain will disappear. There will be a time when loneliness is forgotten. It is not here yet, but it is coming. I will bring that day soon. So look to me now, in the midst of your anguish, and know that I control all. I love you now, am with you now, and will provide for you forever.
Who are the innocent who suffer near you? Is there a family who has been treated unfairly? Is there a local or global cause for which you can fight or advocate? Stop and pray for the innocent who suffer and ask God to help you discover a practical way you can help.