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April 10, 2018, 1:33 PM

April 11, 2018

“How long, Lord?  Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide Your face from me?” Psalm 13:1

We often struggle to understand God’s divine purpose in our life.  It is hard for us to realize and accept that God uses difficult times in our life to bring praise, glory, and honor to Him.  In the Psalm quoted above, obviously David was struggling.  He was tempted to believe God had forgotten him and that God was failing to hear his prayer.  We sometimes have that same feeling when faced with pressing circumstances.

We must always remember that God loves us and is always with us.  Jesus reminded His disciples of that very clearly several times.  Events around us are often out of our control.  Yet, God is always fully aware of our situation, He has the perfect solution, and He will accomplish His purpose at the perfect time.  David, like us, felt times of being at a distance from God.  However, this same David who wrote Psalm 13 also wrote Psalm 30.  Read carefully some of the verses from Psalm 30:

           “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

“For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a life time; weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.  Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”

The enemy would love for us to believe that God has abandoned us and no longer cares about our circumstances.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  We are His children and He cares deeply for us.  We live in a broken world and face the consequences of being here.  However, it will not always be this way.  Paul explained our difficulty in understanding when he said in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “for now we see through a glass darkly”.  We do not fully understand right now but one day we will be made aware of how all the pieces fit together.  We will see that all things were working for our good and to glorify our Father.  When it is all said and done, we can say along with David, “I will sing the Lord’s praises, for He has been good to me”.  To Him be glory, praise, and honor forever! 

                                                                                                                                We Love You,

                                                                                                                                Brad and Virginia

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