Sometimes we can feel like God is not there. We can feel like we are all alone in the dark. We can feel like our prayers are bouncing off the walls, that God is not is listening, that God does not care, and that He isn’t even there.
We all have felt that way at some point.
Some of us may feel that way even know.
One of the reasons why I love the book of Psalms so much is that they speak to nearly every human emotion we have – joy, pain, fear, worry, trust, everything. Today, listen to what is says in Psalm 13:
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
The Psalmist things that God has abandoned him. He feels like he is all alone. He is in the darkness. He feels lost and alone.
What does he do?
He said even though I don’t feel it, I trust in your steadfast love. My heart will rejoice because of that salvation. I will sing to the Lord.
Even when He didn’t feel it.
Because here’s the thing. The Lord is there, even when you don’t feel it. He hears your prayers, even when you don’t feel it.
We KNOW this to be true, His word says He will never leave nor forsake us. He will never abandon us. He will always be present.
We KNOW this to be true, even when we don’t feel it. He is.
Trust. Trust not in what you may feel today, trust in what you KNOW today. God is there. Even if you can’t see. Even if you don’t understand. Even if you don’t feel it.
He is with you today. You know it to be true. Trust in it, even when you don’t feel it.
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