There is HOPE in the midst of pain, in the midst of depression. Psalm 77:1-3 says it so well:
“I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted.
I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for His help.”Psalm 77:1-3
The Psalmist continues for several more verses of the despair we know all too well. He knew what it felt like to be in the pit of depression and yet not feel the comfort of the Father.
But – just as he gives weigh to his despair, he recalls all God has done in verses 11 through the rest of the chapter…
“But then I recall all You have done, O Lord; I remember Your wonderful deeds of long ago.
They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about Your mighty works.”
The Psalmist takes his focus off himself, his problems, his feelings and begins to worship Our Heavenly Father! Our God is ever faithful! Even when we can’t see it, even when we can’t feel it…He is always on the throne and in complete control – even when…!
Satan would LOVE for us to keep our focus on ourselves, our pitiful lives.
DO NOT GIVE SATAN THE CHANCE TO DECEIVE YOU ANY LONGER!
Psalm 86 reminds us to keep calling on God constantly! He knows what our pain feels like. He knows how weary and tired we get. He knows how our troubles and pain can be so great that all we can do is cry out to Him. Even when there is no relief in sight, He wants us to trust Him, acknowledge His greatness and trust Him as we wait for better days ahead. We have the assurance of Him answering our prayers. We need only trust in His will and His perfect timing.