The days between each Sabbath can be long and difficult. Friends become ill, people turn away, loved ones need help, accidents occur, and things go wrong. Each hour in our week seems to bring a new set of challenges.
But the difficulty lies not in the tribulation itself. The real problem comes when we try to fight the battles of life on our own. God did not create us, nor did he ever intend for us, to face hardships alone. Yet, time and time again, we try to solve situations that only God can resolve.
As we gather together each Sabbath we must remind ourselves that we are preparing, mentally and physically, for what awaits us the next six days. Through all that we do--worship, praise, prayer, and study--we need to remember that God is with us. He is our constant companion and he will go with us throughout the week, no matter what might happen.
He will always help as long as we can remember, and believe, we are never alone.
Swaffield, Bruce C. Devotions for Life: New Ideas from Old Ways. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013 p. 250.