One of my favorite phrases is, “Though the pit is deep, God is deeper still.” That phrase came from a lady named Corrie Ten Boom. As a young woman she was taken, along with her sister, to a German concentration camp. She experienced unspeakable horrors. She wrote of the time when surrounded by so much suffering that she was overwhelmed with hopelessness and despair. Her sister, strong in the faith, said to her, “Corrie, remember, though the pit is deep, God is deeper still.” I love that. God doesn’t always shield us from despair and pain, but neither does he abandon us in our pain. His face is turned to you. He is with you, for you, suffering with you, weeping with you, holding on to you, and He does not intend to let go. He will give you the strength to make it through. “The pit may be deep, but God is deeper still.” Even if you are hanging on to a faith by your fingernails, don’t let go. Remember, He took the darkness of suffering, the death of Jesus on the cross, and brought from it the joy and victory of a resurrection to new light. He can do the same for you. The pit is deep, but don’t forget, God is deeper still.
– Dr. Tim Thompson