Wednesday, August 2 — Psalm 91:1–8
Isaiah 60,61; Colossians 3:12–25
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. Psalm 118:5
Paul wrote: Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation. 2 Corinthians 1:7
Never, O God, did you promise that your followers would not suffer—just the opposite! Yet you promise to walk beside us in our suffering and to console us with your presence and love. Thank you. In Jesus’ holy name, we pray. Amen.