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You listen to the longings of those who suffer. You offer them hope, and you pay attention to their cries for help (Psalm 10:17 CEV).

Yellow Cones 2015-08-26

Photo by David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is hope.

There are two words that stand in sharp contrast in today’s passage from the Psalms. The words are suffer and hope. Without hope suffering becomes unbearable. But where there is hope there is endurance. We have hope in our suffering because we have a God who listens to our cries.

Response: LORD God, you understand our suffering because Jesus, your son, suffered greatly. Hear me when I call. Amen.

Your Turn: Has the Lord brought you hope in times of suffering?