Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

21 May 2021, 9:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my prayer. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in him and I am helped; therefore my heart dances for joy and in my song will I praise him. (Psalm 38:7-9)

Daily Reflection

There are occasions when everyone goes through a time - or times - of doubt; times when God seems very distant. There can be times when we cannot hear God in our prayers; when we cannot feel God’s presence in our lives at all; times when we can feel completely cut off from God. I have been there myself; it is a sad place to be. But from my experience, I also know that feeling can and does pass. God is bigger, God is more constant than my feelings; God is always there. In those times of doubt, it is good to hear the words and conviction of other believers. So please speak to someone you know and trust; voice your doubts; listen to your friend. And also listen to the voice of the saints who have gone before us. Listen to how positive this psalmist is. Words written by another human being, living life just as we are. Draw strength from these words.

Revd David