Unspeakable Joy Devotional

2.7.19

IMG_9969                                 As I began work this past week on a new project, a friend shared with me a saying for a window pane I was preparing.  And then she shared with me where this saying came from and I had so many emotions and I wanted to share it.

This is a poem written during WW2, on the wall of a cellar, by a Jew in the Cologne concentration camp:

“I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

I believe through any trial.
there is always a way
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair

My heart cries for shelter,
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me, saying hold on
my child, I’ll give you strength,
I’ll give you hope. Just stay a little while.

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
But I believe in God
even when he is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.

May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace…”

—Unknown

We all go through trials on earth. We continue to ‘believe in God even when he is silent’. We know through God’s word that He is always with us, even when He may seem silent. Matthew 28:20 Jesus promised “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We can believe that God exists, but God wants us to come to know Him personally. And He has bridged the gap between us by sending His Son to remove the barrier of sin and become that “bridge”. To believe in Christ is to commit our lives by faith to Christ-to trust Him personally as our Lord and Savior.

John 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

There’s always hope, even when you’re at the lowest point of your life.

Keep believing.

 

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