All of us have painful periods in our lives when everything seems to be going wrong. If that is how things are for you, today’s devotional will encourage you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Corinthians 1:10 (ESV)
He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
“I want you, dear brothers and sisters, to believe with unquestioning confidence that God is delivering you just now. You know that he has delivered you, be quite as sure that he is delivering you at this moment. ‘Oh!’ says one, ‘I am shut up in the dungeon of despair.’ Yes; but your Lord has a key that can open the door, and so let you out. ‘Ay; but I am in great want.’ But he knows all about it, and he has his basket in his hand full of good things with which he is going to supply all your needs. ‘Oh!’ say’s another, ‘but I am sinking in the flood.’ But he is throwing the lifebelt over you. ‘Oh, but I am fainting!’ But he is putting a bottle of sweet perfume to your nose to refresh your spirit. God is near thee, to revive and cheer thy fainting soul. Perhaps someone says, ‘I find faith concerning the past and concerning the ultimate future tolerably easy; but it is faith for the next hour or two I cannot so readily exercise.’ At certain times, it is found that a trial is peculiarly present, but one cannot always realize that God is ‘a very present help in trouble;’ yet it is true. He hath delivered, and he doth deliver.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 126]