Psalm 13:1: How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? Forever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
Isaiah 64:1: Oh, that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.
Psalm 40:4: Blessed is that man who maketh the LORD his trust…….
Meditation: Have you ever felt, as did the Psalmist, that God has forgotten you? Does it seem as though He has hid His face from you? Does your situation seem dire and seemingly your Heavenly Father is distant? Is the sense of urgency so great that you want to shout “Oh, that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down…..” Lord? Can you hear me? Are You listening? Lord, are You even there? Sure, we’ve ALL been there at some point or another in our lives, just as the great saints of old have been. Sometimes the storms of life seem like they’re going to sweep us away and there doesn’t appear to be any hope in the foreseeable future. When life gets difficult (and it will) we must remember what David wrote in Psalm 40:4 “Blessed (happy) is that man who maketh the LORD his trust….” Here, “trust” simply means refuge or security. In the storms we face, God is our refuge and though He may seem distant, though He may seem to have forgotten you, remember this…..things aren’t always as they seem to be. God will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust Him to be your trust.
Prayer: Father, there are many this very moment who are facing multiple storms. Please make each one acutely aware of Your presence. Cover them with Your sustaining, sufficient and amazing grace, in Jesus name. Amen