God is our comforter.
“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” – Psalm 119:50
It’s hard not to feel somber today. Remembering the horrors of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks bring to mind some of the darkest images and moments we have ever experienced as a nation or world.
Unspeakable evil exists in this world, which is fallen as a result of sin. However, in spite of this, we know that God is in control and has the master plan. We may not always understand it, but we can take comfort in the fact that all things, even terrible things, are working together for our good and the glory of God.
This world is not our home. No matter what suffering we must endure here, better is in store. An infinite existence with our precious Savior is just around the corner. Trust in that promise today.
A prayer for today, 17 years after 9/11…
“Lord, thank you for the promise of Your Son and the healing that He brings. Today we pray for those thousands of families who are still suffering as a result of the attacks on the United States of America those 17 years ago. Father, bring them peace on this day. Allow them to remember their loved ones fondly and let the tragedy of their loss somehow glorify You. We don’t always understand, Lord. But we ask that you would comfort all of us in the midst of our misunderstanding. We read in Scripture that all things are working together for good. Remind us of that today. According to Your will, heal our nation, world, and most importantly, our hearts. We place our hope and trust in Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray this today. Amen.”