Listen to today’s devo!

As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. (Ps. 55:16–17)

Expanded Passage: Psalm 55:1-18

Sometimes we are in distress and need to hear from the Lord. Our situation is difficult, and we need the assurance that God is with us. We may call on him multiple times a day, and sometimes, we don’t immediately hear from him. The Psalms are a helpful reminder that even when God feels absent, the Spirit does hear us and is fighting for us. We may not see it or feel it, but there is more happening than we can see. During those times, look for the ways you can see God moving. See what he is doing and where and how he is active.

We can be encouraged that in the end, and in God’s timing, we are rescued. Even if we feel opposed and overwhelmed, in his timing, he will show up. The challenge for us is not to give up but to continue when the battle is fierce. In such times, it helps to have strong, Christian peers, who can remind us of the goodness of the Lord, who will pray alongside us, and who will allow us to borrow their faith when ours is running low.

With the psalmist, we can remember that God is with us every step of the way, even in distress, and he will show up at his timing. We are not forgotten. He is with us, and we are his!

Call out to the Lord and be reminded he is with you!

Sarah Linder is a lay minister for congregational care at College Wesleyan Church (IN) and a stay-at-home mom of three boys.

© 2024 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.