Those who know your name will trust in You, for You, Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.
Have you ever felt like God has forsaken you? Like things just can't possibly get any worse than they are right NOW! Then, your dog dies, your house gets burglarized, or you get into a fender-bender... all of the sudden -THINGS GOT WORSE!!!! What are you supposed to do now?? How are you going to get out of this, seemingly, never-ending circle of destruction. AND where is God in all of this??? You've called on HIM every day and He just obviously isn't any where to be found! Why would He leave you in a time like this? When you apparently need Him more now than you've ever needed him before!
All you did was pray for some patience! You told God you wanted to prove yourself faithful to Him. Did you ever stop to think that maybe God is testing you?? Just maybe he's trying to see how patient you can be, how faithful you intend to prove yourself.
During this trying time in your life, have you prayed MORE or LESS?? Have you put your COMPLETE trust in GOD, knowing that things are bound to get better?? Do you really think God has forsaken you??
How about this... instead of focusing on all the BAD things that are happening, focus on all of the GOOD things. I know, I know... it's easier said than done... but you have to do it with a made up mind. You CHOOSE where your focus is... When you realize you are focusing on the negative, choose immediately to focus on the positive!!
But, I lost my job. More time with the kids!!
I got into a car accident. You're still alive!!
My finances are in a bind. You have a job!!
If you just can't see the "silver lining" in your situation, see this one....GOD IS FAITHFUL!! GOD IS FAITHFUL!! GOD IS FAITHFUL!! As long as you are doing your part trusting in and being faithful to God, HE will be faithful to YOU!!!
Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.
There is a song by SELAH, entitled "Faithful One"... powerful words!! I'm going to give you the 1st verse and chorus here... but you should look it up!! It's amazing!! Love it, love it!!!
I find no hope within to call my own, For I am frail of heart, my strength is gone, But deep within my soul is rising up a song, Here in the comfort of THE FAITHFUL ONE.
I walk a narrow road through valleys deep, In search of higher ground on mountains steep, And tho' with feet unsure, I still keep pressing on, For I am guided by THE FAITFUL ONE
Faithful, Faithful to the end, My true and precious friend, You have been faithful, faithful, so faithful to me!!
Be blessed today.... even in a rotten situation!!!!!! Always remember that GOD is....THE FAITHFUL ONE!!!