Daily Reflections

Hold On

February 15, 2024 Betsy Gómez

My eyes grow weary looking for what you have promised; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” —Psalm 119:82

The middle of Psalm 119 paints a picture of a man in extreme despair. The psalmist was enveloped in terrible darkness and anguish. He felt as if his soul was failing to the point that even his eyes were dying.

I’ve been in similar situations, where I felt such a heavy burden that I no longer had the strength to open my eyes. And it’s here that the psalmist’s attitude challenges me—despite his despair, he knew it was only through God that he would find salvation; his consolation came from above (v. 81).

The psalmist goes on to say that he had become like a vessel exposed to smoke (v. 83). His soul was stained with the blackness of persecution and the wickedness of men. How many times have we felt that way? Yet the psalmist reminds us that no matter how black things may look, we can trust in God. In moments of tribulation, extreme anguish, and despair, we can find comfort by holding on to the true promises of God.


“How I Love Your Law! Psalm 119:81–88” (Mujer Verdadera blog at AvivaNuestrosCorazones.com)

Scripture taken from The CSB

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What are practical ways you can hold on to God’s promises through both good and hard times?