Read: Psalm 31:9-16
Christ hangs on the cross. He is filled with pain and feelings of abandonment. His followers have disowned him. Pontius Pilate has called for his crucifixion. He is pitiful yet he still knows his father has a plan for him.
Verses 14-16 read, “I trust in you Lord: I say, You are my God. My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.”
Though his faith is being tested, Jesus still believes and prays for his father's light and delivery from this situation, showing us that we can always pray and expect God to show up through any obstacle.
Father, thank you for every day you are with us. Thank you for watching over us and keeping us safe. Help us to have more patience and to remember to be kind to one another. May we always be open to your love and guidance. This and all things we pray in Jesus's name. Amen.