Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for West Side Church of Christ. Feel free to follow along.
Do you ever feel alone? Are there times when you feel like God has left us here to do this thing all by ourselves? David felt that way as he wrote our Psalms 13 (Psalms 13 & 14). David was going through a time in his life where he felt God had turned his back.
I am sure we have all had a time like that. You may have went through a period of life when it felt like you were battling your struggles all by yourself. Maybe this was a time when a spouse was struggling with cancer … or just recently as you have struggled to find work … or when your child had a bully at school picking on theme. We prayed to God, but it seemed like God had forgotten us. Maybe those around us were being blessed … having their prayers answered every time they called upon God’s name.
We are reminded in James that “the testing of our faith develops perseverance, and perseverance must finish its work so that we may become mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Friends, we must remember, that when we feel alone and abandoned by God, that he has not left us, has not forgot us, but he is molding and shaping our lives. We must think like David thought
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.”