Trust God and Rejoice

There are so many stories of children whose parents  abandoned them. Some parents believe that they were unable to provide the emotional, physical or financial support their children needed. So they leave the children with relatives or leave them at hospital and churches. Some children are too young to understand what happened while the older children carry the scars of abandonment.

What do we do when we feel abandoned by God? In Psalm 13, David talks about the emotional turmoil of feeling abandoned by God. He begins, Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?” (Psalm 13:1-2). So many times, in life we can identify with the emotions David expresses in this Psalm. At least I know I can. There was a time when I felt  that I have been forgotten by God. I have asked that same question, “How long?”

David was walking on a lonely road. That road where you struggle with the hard issues of life. What do you do when you find yourself in that place? David recognized that the answer was in God. In verses 3-4 he prayed; Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die. Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.”

Well, David chose to believe God and not the circumstances he faced. He placed his confidence in God. He made a choice to rejoice where he was. Yes, he was still waiting on God to deliver him from his enemies. But his confidence in the goodness and kindness of God changed his outlook in his trouble. He said, But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.”

Thought for Today: Friend, God will never leave you.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

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