The feelings and reactions surrounding pain, whether mental or physical, are overwhelming and seem impossible to control. In shock and in fear, an emotional connection to God might be faint or even entirely absent. That calm presence we experience in our normal prayer lives is nowhere to be found. But Jesus’ promise to never leave us or forsake us does not depend on the state of our emotions. He is always there. We can stand on His promises.
Questions for further thought:
1. Have you ever felt so emotionally numb in the face of pain that you doubted God was there?
2. What brings you back to God when you experience that feeling of distance for a time?
Challenge: Pick a verse to memorize, like Matthew 28:20, that reminds you of God’s promise to be with us always.
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