我呼求的日子,你就应允我,鼓励我,使我心里有能力。——诗138:3

In the day when I cried, [you] answered me, and strengthened me ...—Psalm 138:3

在生活中,我们每个人都会都有感到孤独悲伤的时候,马利亚和马大为他们兄弟——拉撒路之死,感到极度悲伤。马大对耶稣说:“你若早在这里,我兄弟必不死。”们在悲伤中感到孤独无助。圣经上最短的诗句告诉我们,在拉撒路的坟前“耶稣哭了”,他与我们同悲伤。

当我们来到主面前的时候,他没有承诺我们不会遭遇困境和悲伤。会有伤心落泪的时候,但是内心深处却有无法言说的从神而来的喜乐,由圣灵而生的喜乐。在试探和困境中,我们会伤心落泪,但是圣灵发出的功效会产生喜乐。

At some time in life all of us feel the loneliness of sorrow. Mary and Martha were saddened by the death of their brother, Lazarus, and Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Theirs was a loneliness of sorrow. The shortest verse in the Bible tells us that at the tomb of Lazarus “Jesus wept.” He enters into our sorrows.

When we come to Jesus Christ, He does not promise to exempt us from trouble or sorrow. Tears will come, but deep inside there will be a joy that is difficult to explain to you. It is a joy from God—produced by the Holy Spirit. In the midst of trials and agony and tears which come to us all, a supernatural power is given out, producing joy.

今日祷告:
慈爱的主耶稣基督,痛苦中你安慰我们、拥抱我们,黑暗中为我们带来光和希望。

Prayer for the day:
Your comfort in times of sorrow, loving Lord Jesus, enfolds me, giving light and hope in my darkness.


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