Sometimes when we are going through a hard time and life seems overwhelming, God can seem far away. Our faith can even be challenged if we feel that God has forgotten us or doesn’t care about us anymore.
But when we are in the darkest valleys of life we need to remind ourselves of all the times that God has come through for us in the past. He has never failed a single one of His children who have trusted in Him yet. And if He’s never failed you before, He never will fail you.
God never ignores the cries of His children.
“The Lord watches over those who do what is right, and he hears their prayers.” (Psalm 34:15)
God never forgets His children. The Psalmist wrote,
“I am poor and weak, yet the Lord is thinking about me right now!” (Psalm 40:17)
King David wrote Psalm 40. When he was in the valley of despair he reminded himself of all the wonderful things God had done for him; all the ways God had come through for him.
By rehearsing those victories he encouraged his faith. We can learn a valuable lesson from David.
When tempted to despair, remind yourself of God’s past faithfulness to you.
He will yet again be faithful. Trust Him.
I waited patiently for God to help me; then he listened and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire,
and set my feet on a hard, firm path, and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God.
Now many will hear of the glorious things he did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord,
and put their trust in him.
Many blessings are given to those who trust the Lord and have no confidence
in those who are proud or who trust in idols.
O Lord my God, many and many a time you have done great miracles for us,
and we are ever in your thoughts. Who else can do such glorious things?
No one else can be compared with you.
There isn’t time to tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
Heavenly Father, may You bless and encourage the faith all who need a special touch from You.
Be with them in their valley, hold them close, fill them to overflowing with rivers of peace, hope, and joy from the streams of Thy heart. May they know You will never fail them. Thank You, Lord. I love You. In Jesus name. Amen.
ANGELSONG, ©2013 S.D. Harden