Trusting God in the Midst of Suffering

Trusting God in the Midst of Suffering

But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.  They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed (Psalm 22:3-5, NKJV)

In the midst of his suffering, David clung to the fact that the fathers trusted in God who was holy and that He delivered them. They cried out to Him and He delivered them. They trusted in Him and were not ashamed.

We can trust in God because of what He has done for other when they were suffering and believe that He will do the same for us. David cried out to God and He answered him. He praised God and declared that God has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted nor has He hidden His face from him. When the afflicted cried to Him, He heard.

Like David, we cry out to God and trust that in His lovingkindness and mercy. He will hear us and answer. In the midst of suffering, we remember who God is and why we can put all of our trust in Him. In times of trouble, we remember how He has helped others and us in the past and trust that He will do so again.

Like David, we can say to Him, “You have answered Me” (verse 21) because He has not hidden His face from us but has heard us when we cried out to Him (verse 24).