This verse described me, exactly as I was, broken-hearted, feeling rejected, alone, with nothing left but my sorrow...and I was lost. Are you feeling that, too? Go to Psalm 88, and you will find words that describe others feeling just like you. Psalm 88 held words of comfort for me because it described my intense sorrow. I discovered that misery does love company. I didn’t feel so all alone.
But feelings are just feelings. They change often. They do not cement us into a lifetime of sorrow. Yes, today you may agree with Ethan, the Psalmist who wrote, “and darkness is my closest friend,” at the end of Psalm 88. But rejoice in the fact that tomorrow, or even this afternoon, or today, yes, today—your feelings may change.
Listen to what Ethan wrote in the first verse of Psalm 89, “I will sing of the LORD”S unfailing love forever! Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.”
Today, open your sorrowful heart to the joy of God’s unfailing love! Let a glimmer of hope shine in! It will happen, if you let it.
Your loving friend,