I know that sometimes it doesn't seem like these words ring true. We sometimes feel like we are crushed, that we are driven to despair and that we are abandoned by God.
But sometimes what we feel and what is true is not the same. No matter what we feel, God never abandons us. No matter how we feel, ultimately and eternally we are not crushed or destroyed - indeed, we are the victors.
When our feelings do not line up with God's Word, we need to let the truth lead us and cling to the promises of God.
Fairly applicable to the book of Job as well!
This doesn't discount our pain. But it acknowledges God's sovereignty, faithfulness, and goodness, amidst the pain.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Job 37:1-39:30, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10, Psalm 44:9-26, Proverbs 22:13