Psalm 88:18 ” You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.”

Psalm 88 is a lament that vividly expresses the distress of the Psalmist as he grieves the loss of those he loves. There is real honesty in these verses as he articulates his feelings of abandonment, helplessness & hopelessness in the darkness of anguish. But underneath all his despair is a glimmer of hope…a confidence in God and the faith to persevere through the suffering. Most times we lament to God, “If You really loved me, you wouldn’t allow this to happen.”…looking at God’s love through our circumstances and the suffering we’re experiencing. When we should really be looking at our suffering through the truth of God’s love for us. Ephesians 3:14-19 is an excellent display of the Lord’s love, showing us clearly Christ’s love for His people…a love that is inclusive, inexhaustible, and self-sacrificing. So when the darkness of grief abounds in your soul, know that God hears you in the darkness & is right there beside you.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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