Even David Felt And Thought This Way

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? Does [his] promise fail for evermore? Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? And I said, This [is] my infirmity: [but I will remember] the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old– [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Ps 77: 7- 11. Ps 27: 13

Isn’t it encouraging to know that we can open the Bible and find the thoughts in our own heads written there? I don’t feel so crazy when I read David’s words and know I am not the first or only person to feel this way. He struggled with wondering if God had forgotten him or was so angry that He had retracted His love for David. He also wondered if he would ever see proof of God’s favor in his life ever again.

The only thing that kept David going was reminding himself of all the good things God’s mighty right hand had done before, so David could have confidence that God would do it again. Verse 12 goes on to say that David will meditate on and TALK ABOUT what God has done before, as a way of encouraging Himself. That is the only way that we can work through our doubts and questions and fears.

Do any of those verses echo your own thoughts sometimes? Be encouraged to know that even the great men of faith felt the same way. Remind yourself of the things He has done in the past to prove His goodness and faithfulness to you and believe that the same God who did those things in the past will do wonderful things for you in the present and the future.

Penny Haynes