But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
The Old Familiar Feeling
Have you ever felt as if God has abandoned you? Have you ever had the sense that God does not have you on His radar and is unaware of your needs and concerns? I think this is a feeling all Christians have experienced at one time or another. We sometimes find ourselves praying, “Did You forget about me, Lord?”
It certainly describes the doldrums in which David found himself.
The Object of Our Trust
Nevertheless, David did not give in. Instead, he called out with four desperate pleas for God’s attention. In the end, the strength of his belief in Jehovah emerged in power and faithfulness.
Even though he had yet to be delivered from the onslaught of his enemies, he placed his trust in the God who reveals Himself to those whose eyes are open and perceptive.
It is this God who, in His divine wisdom, gave His Son in human form to experience the same vagaries of all mankind, to share in the suffering of the rejected, and to give His life in sacrifice for the sins of all people. He is the God who, through John the Gospel writer, told us “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).
He is the God who embodies the very essence of the love that never fails. Indeed, He is the same God who, through His Son, provides forgiveness of sin and salvation to all who willingly acknowledge Him in faith. Despite our circumstances, we can know that we are never forgotten.
May God bless the life of every reader and help each one to realize fully his or her potential in Jesus.
Are you at a crossroads today? Do you see your life as worthless or unfruitful? Do you see no future? Today is the day when you can change that. Like David, place your life in the hands of the God who loves you where you are. Put your trust in an unfailing Father who will help you see your value as a human being and your true worth as a child of His. During this Christmas season, give yourself the gift of recovery from life’s issues and the recognition that you are a child of God.