Some days are harder than others. No matter how hard you try, you have moments, days, or perhaps seasons where life is an uphill climb. Each step is arduous. Your feelings and emotions take hold and you feel like you are spinning out of control. You desperately try to grab onto something or someone that will stabilize your feet so you can stand and take control.
But time after time, problems hit you again and again without much relief. You cry out, “God, where are you?”
David, a man after God’s own heart, found himself in turmoil often. You can read about his predicaments in the book of Psalms. You can be encouraged and know that you are not the only one facing hard days. Time and time again, David found himself wrestling with his feelings and emotions.
One particular Psalm shows David needing hope. He was experiencing the onslaught of problems without much relief, and he, too, wondered where was God. You can find it in Psalm 13.
It does not mention what David’s problems were but we can see how he was bewildered. “O Lord, how long will you forget me? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?” 1,2 I have days like this. How about you?
Notice how David knows how to turn his confused feelings and emotions towards God. “Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.”3 David knows that the only place where he will find help and restoration is in the presence of God. Notice how David refers to God as my God.
You will find help, healing and restoration in the presence of God, when He becomes your God.
Once David took his eyes off of his problems and onto his God, the Holy Spirit then filled His heart and mind with truth and peace. His stumbling feet became sure-footed as he stood upon the Rock of his salvation.
Look at how he went from weariness to standing tall without his circumstances ever changing, “But I will trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because You have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because He is good to me.”5,6 God gave David hope.
This shows how important it is to call out to God. He does hear you. He sees what is going on and He is there to help you. I have experienced this time and time again. This is why I wrote a book, God Hears My Heart. It will be released in the Spring of 2021. My prayer is that you will get to know God like David did as well as God revealing Himself to me.
God loves you with an everlasting love. He wants to walk with you in an intimate way where Jesus becomes your best friend. Turn around, repent, and allow God to raise you up where you will discover grace, mercy and joy. You will find Him to be worth it when He takes control.