Ever felt like God wasn’t listening to you? Like God couldn’t hear you or was ignoring you? I think we all have those kind of days. While we must cling to the promise of Jesus, “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” we also must remember that even the heroes of the Bible had doubts.
“O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?
Why do you hide your face from me?”
While you read this psalm, you’ll find that there’s little encouragement. The entirety of it is the sons of Korah begging God to answer them!
While within the psalm itself there is no hope, we can definitely be encouraged by reading this psalm. The big lesson we can learn is that it is ok to have doubts and questions about our walk with God. This psalm shows us that everyone at one time or another has doubts, and that everyone has times where they feel ignored by God. It’s ok to voice your frustrations to God, but remember: He does hear, as this psalmist so confidently declares, and He has promised to never leave you!
Amidst the darkest storms of despair we may feel all alone, targeted, and forgotten.
But the One who says “I will never leave you” has never broken a promise.
Hold onto Jesus, my friends! He’s never failed me yet!
Timmy Baze 😀
Scripture portions are taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.