Life Sometimes Blindsides Us
We can get such a surprise when it all goes wrong. For a while we seem to not be able to see a way out. Fear sometimes takes control and our feelings become our worst enemy. In these times we can feel like God has forgotten us. He seems to be helping others – but me, what about me God.
I want to tell you that I have been in such a position as that many times over my 66 years. I have at times made the mistake of taking things into my control and usually I made things worse. Age is revealing the presence of God more and more in my life. He did not always make me feel nice with His comfort but allowed testing times designed to teach me to rely on His wisdom.
God has been patiently teaching this slow learner that His ways are better than mine and I need to follow Him faithfully even when I can’t “see or feel” Him. I am learning to rely on the reasoned promise that because He is omnipresent he must be with me when times are tough as well as when times are smooth.
The Psalmist knew all this long before I began to learn it for he wrote it down for me to learn from his experience. Psalm 9v18 “For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever“.
When you are feeling alone, remember God is still with you and He knows about your plight, so trust Jesus that He will lead you to your victory.
A Christian song on Youtube “At Calvary” modernised by Casting Crowns has some lovely words of encouragement in its chorus:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty,
Always feel free to contact me if you want to talk.