Psalm 10

For the righteous Lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face

Psalm 11:7 New Living Translation

Can you think of a time when you’ve felt truly helpless? We live in such a comfortable part of the world that sometimes it’s easy to forget how hard life can really be. Yet we have all had difficult times and certainly will face more when we don’t know what to do or where to turn. It might the loss of a loved one, financial struggles, health concerns, redundancy, it might be that you can’t make the progress you want to, the list could go on and on.

Bear Grylls famously describes his faith as his backbone. I like this analogy, without our backbones we’d have little to define us as human beings. We physically would look a mess and we’d be incapable of most things we take for granted day to day. If our faith in God is our backbone then without it we know we’re not very capable at all. There’s a few things we can manage on our own, but probably not very well. We’re helpless!

But there’s good news, God knows the hope of the helpless and he hears us and comforts us. We know from our jounrey through the Psalms to date that God is stronger than we know and is willing to act with and for us. HE knows what we need for the best and he will provide.


Dear God thank you that you know our hope. That you hear our cries and want to comfort us. Help us to put ourselves aside, come to the full realisation that without you, we’re nothing. But with you, we have everything. Amen.

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