Have you ever felt like you were a nobody in the eyes of God? Like God viewed you as someone to overlook, someone to give scraps off His table to, someone He gives an after thought to. If you have ever felt this way, or going through a long desert period, recognize it is okay to admit your struggles, in the midst of your painful circumstances.
Some of us have been waiting, a long time, some of us have been in a state of suspension, some of us have been planted, so deep underground, the world around us have become blurred. So in your state of agony and endurance, cry out to God. Give Him your complaints! Give Him your burdens! Give Him your prayers and concerns!
As David and Jesus have done before us, both honestly and sincerely expressed their anguish over their circumstances while Satan attacked them, their enemies lied and fought against them, yet they yielded and surrendered themselves to the Almighty’s Will.
Out of their pain, flew forth praise:
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
What a state of serenity and trust, can we trust God, as we see the sinking sands, desert spots and experience no rain. Sure, I can dilute this and call it a test, in my life but this is so much more. This is spiritual growth, transformation, deep pruning of hearts: God is seeking to get to the root:
Do we truly love Him for Him? Or do we love His blessings? I want to grow higher and further in my commitment and I can’t do that if everything goes my way.
So I proclaim it now: thank you God! You are a good God! Apart you from there is no good thing! Oh my, Sovereign God, it is well with my soul. Oh Dearly Beloved, no matter what comes your way, remember God loves you eternally and unconditionally, by Christ you are forgiven of your sins, and no matter what happens; God remains who He is, faithful, good, and holy.
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