|Artwork: Billy Frank Alexander|
Like the Psalmist in Psalm 13, I went through an especially dark time in my life when I felt God had forgotten me.
I wrestled with my thoughts day and night and lived with a sorrow that woke me in the dark of night and haunted me all day through.
It took many months before I realized that I could trust God's unfailing love and rejoice in my salvation even though my situation remained the same.
In fact, I learned I could rejoice if my situation never changed.
One of the purposes of the Psalms is to show us how to honestly cry out in our pain, even when we feel forgotten and helpless.
The key to finding peace in difficulty is remembering the character of God and basing our faith on His character, not our circumstances.
Like the troubled Psalmist we can always say: "I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me." Psalm 13:5-6
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