My husband declares me a horrible person whenever I laugh at his misfortune.
Reference: “For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” Psalm 22:24 NIV
Explore: I must confess I find it hard not to laugh when someone falls over. It’s a terrible thing, but I often struggle to contain my giggles when someone slips or trips.
My husband shakes his head at me and declares me a horrible person whenever I laugh at his misfortune. But you have to admit, I’m not the only one. In fact, they have made whole television shows in the past based around funny videos of people falling over or hurting themselves!
Application: Thankfully, God does not laugh at our mistakes. He does not mock us when we are down and does not make us feel more foolish than we already may feel.
Although we may not always feel Him close, and we don’t always know His plans, history has shown us He loves us and treasures us.
If you are in doubt of His support and protection, call out to Him. Ask God to make Himself evident to you.
If you don’t have your own words, recite Psalm 22 to help you express your pain but also see God’s hope revealed.
Prayer: Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.” (v.19) Amen.
What are you seeking God for today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.