Ever have those days where you feel like nothing is going right? Or those weeks? Or those months? And in the midst of the trials you wonder if God is there, if God is real, if God has forsaken you?
Consider King David, hand-picked by the man of God to be king and yet he spent much of the next part of his life running and hiding in fear of being killed by King Saul.
This man after God’s own heart felt abandoned by God. He talks about this in Psalm 13:
1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
What I want you to notice about this Psalm is this, after questioning God in the first four verses, he comes to this place of peace in the last two and makes a decision to trust, rejoice, and sing of the Lord’s goodness. Even when he doesn’t feel like God is being good; even when he doesn’t feel like God is present; even when he feels like God isn’t listening; he knows the truth – God’s love is unfailing and He is present. He is able to look back and see how the Lord has been good, and trust that is still true and God is still good.
We have choices to make every day. Today, in the midst of whatever is happening in your life, I challenge you to choose to believe that God’s love is unfailing and He is good – no matter what you may feel.