A Radio at Full Volume
But you, O God, do see trouble and grief;
You consider it to take it in hand.
The victim commits himself to You;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
PSALM 10:14 (NIV)
It’s a great comfort to know that God sees my pain and that He promises to help the weak. Psalm 10:14 reminds us, “But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.”
This is good to remember, for when our emotions are raw from the onslaught of pain, they can become like an open wound, reacting to the slightest touch or the least movement. They are like a radio turned to full volume; the overwhelming noise can make it impossible to distinguish a single, still small voice. No wonder we question where God is when pain overtakes us! We can’t hear Him or feel His warmth or His presence. We hear only noise; we feel only pain.
But He is there all the time, ever speaking, never silent. Our challenge is to be still and to offer Him our wounds to heal, so we can feel His touch again. As the suffering psalmist also said to the Lord, “The victim commits himself to you.” This is the wisest course of action when suffering comes calling.
Be still and know that I am God.
PSALM 46:10 (NLT)
On the journey with you,