Strength through Suffering

“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your Word.” -Psalm 119:28

This is a prayer verse dear to my heart. I have prayed this back to the Father in times of need. It is a helpful verse for the downcast Christian. The psalmist does not side-step his emotions by slapping a bandaid on it. He acknowledges his pain which only the Great Physician can heal. The psalmist has not lost hope, as he knows where to go for help. God’s Word is powerful, living, and active. It is the antidote needed for every dead soul. It is the medicine which binds the broken-hearted. Jesus our Living Word has promised that all He does will not return void (Isaiah 55:10-11; John 1:1-2; 14). He is faithfully at work in the one who echoes this prayer-verse. The more we study and pray over His Word is where we will find strength, with God’s gracious help. 

Grace upon grace,


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