Psalms: 55, 138, 139
Old Testament: Genesis 41:1-13
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 4:1-7
Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6
I read Psalm 55 and, sadly, immediately thought of a good friend I used to have. He was my best friend, actually. But there came a time when he wasn’t meant to be part of my life anymore, I suppose, because he abruptly took himself out of the equation; we had no communication anymore. I was incredibly distraught for quite some time because, for the past two years, I had gotten so used to speaking with him daily. And now there was nothing at all.
I’ll spare you the sob story except to say that, for a very long time, I felt like my insides were tied up in one gigantic knot. Well, I found that the only thing that really made that knot loosen was not hating my old best friend or wishing ill on him. The only thing that loosened the misery and the anger was praying about him and wishing happiness for him as we separately took our first steps into our college careers. I found that if I focused on God, and not on the overwhelming emotions that abandonment and betrayal provoke, I felt enough at peace within myself to be able to deal with those emotions. If I just looked to the Lord and asked Him to deal with the situation, He would sustain me through my heartache.
And He did. And He continues to do so. And I look forward to having Him beside me for the rest of my life and for eternity.