#40WordPrayer on DESPAIR
If mortals die, will they live again?
All the days of my service I would wait until my release should come.
– Job 14:14
It hurts. My body. My heart. My soul.
God’s gentle whispers remind me
that hope will deliver me from despair
and from death, new life will be known.
I have seen it, I have known it, I have lived it.
But today, I yearn for hope like never before.
I am not sure that I have ever known real despair.
I have experienced excruciating physical pain, I have felt deep emotional sadness, and I have wandered the realms of spiritual isolation. I have seen despair in the eyes of those close to me, and I have tried to comfort those filled with it. Despair has always been woven throughout the lives of those whom I have pastored, I have not known despair in its most crushing and desolating form.
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