I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” Psalms 42:9 NIV
Sometimes in life, we may find ourselves with feelings of despair and hopelessness. As long as there is evil in this world, we will be in a spiritual battle between good and evil. As Jesus went through oppression and persecution, so shall we.
There are many times when we feel like we are at our wit’s end. We can easily get into the mindset of blaming God for our struggles. Even Jesus said: Father, why have thou forsaken me? It is only normal for us to feel that too.
My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?” Psalms 42:10
When we suffer, it can be excruciating. These are the best times for the enemy to mess with us. He will try and put it in our head that we aren’t worthy. Then they will taunt us by having us ask ourselves questions like where is your God now?
Where is God? Standing right beside us! We may move away, but God does not. Suffering is something we go through to test our Faith and make it stronger.
When I dedicated myself to the ministry, I was at war with the devil and war with myself. I knew the calling was there and the enemy was there to tear me down. I wasn’t good enough. God didn’t love me. Then I fell into a negative pit where I almost gave up.
11Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11 NIV
The truth is: if you want to see a rainbow, you have to sit through the rain. If I had of given up, I would have lost out on the many blessings and fellowship that I get at our Church and the ministry.
We need to praise Him in the storm and be united in His will. He will call the storm. He will save our souls. Jesus overcame death with the cross. We can overcome anything through Christ Jesus.