Ever feel like throwing yourself a pity party? When things in your life are dark and discouraging, when it seems like everything has gone wrong, do you wonder where God is? David seems to have felt that way.
“How long, O LORD? Wilt Thou forget me forever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?” ~ Psalm 13:1-2
Sometimes it seems like we are alone, like God does not care. But take heart! God’s Word is trustworthy, and He promises to never leave or forsake us.
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
“[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
God also promises to provide for us.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
And God protects us.
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” ~ Psalm 9:9 (KJV)
David knew these things, deep in his heart, although he was sorrowful and lonely. He reminded himself of God’s goodness, and he chose to trust and rejoice and remember.
“But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” ~ Psalm 13:5-6
When we are discouraged, let’s choose to trust and rejoice and remember! 🙂
“O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34