The tragic death of NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others rocked the nation this past weekend. When such tragedy strikes it often just seems completely senseless. How can we make sense of the senseless? We can’t. There are forces at work in this world that are beyond our comprehension; but the most powerful of those forces is that of God. God is glorified in our weakness and our deliverance comes when we surrender control of our lives to Jesus. But our God is not just some puppet-master of the universe; He loves us and always has an ear for each of our cries. Psalms, a book of the Bible written mostly as cries directly from the human heart, provides this note of positivity in the face of tragedy, “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” God’s ear is always listening when we cry out to Him and He consoles us when we most need Him. Today, if you are saddened by all that is going on in the world, or just in your own life, know that God hears your cries and is working to deliver you from your situation.
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” – Psalm 94:19 ESV