Psalm 55:22 – Verse of the Day 2/23/15
Can you imagine how it would feel to be betrayed by one of the people closest to you? It would be easy to despair and to feel like there is no one you can trust. It might even feel like God abandoned you. But is this true?
This verse is from a song of lament. It is unique because it deals not only with difficult circumstances, but the betrayal by a friend and fellow believer. The Psalm moves from despair to hope as the psalmist looks forward to the suffering Messiah and his salvation. This verse comes at the Psalm’s conclusion and is both a prophecy regarding Jesus and a promise for believers. The author calls us to have hope even in the midst of betrayal as we look to Jesus who was betrayed and killed in order that we might have eternal life.
Just as the Jesus cried out to the Lord when he carried the burden of our sin, so we are called to cry out to Him to help us in the midst of our sin. Spend some time in prayer confessing your sins to God and thanking him not only for the promise of forgiveness but also His promise to sustain strengthen us.