” It’s hard to believe in someone you can’t see. It’s hard to believe in a place you can’t see. But I think it’s even harder to believe in what we can see; to believe that this is all there is.” – excerpt from Paul’s Story
Today’s Promise reminds us of our hope in God’s plan for each of us. It’s a cry to God to remind us of who He is, who we are, and what He wants us to do. We really want God to hear us. We really want to see Him fight for us. We want to see His strength. We want His protection. Most of all, we really want to know what to do. There are so many pleas rolled up in this prayer, written by a King so long ago.
It’s hard to imagine that God a plan for our loss, heartache, and pain. It’s hard to believe that God would allow hurt and despair in our lives. What did we ever do to deserve this? Maybe nothing. What if God allowed the trials to come, not to punish us, but to refine us? What if he used the loss, the disease, the abuse, whatever it is, to bring us closer to Him and to guide us on the path planned for us? This plea written to God by King David was from a point of desperation. He was sure that He must have blown it somehow. He knew that He needed God to help him find His way.
Regardless of where we find ourselves this morning, we can make the same plea. Let us see you, God. Show us the way. If there’s a road we should walk, help us find it.
Hurry with your answer, God! I’m nearly at the end of my rope. Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! That would be certain death. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you. Save me from my enemies, God— you’re my only hope! Teach me how to live to please you, because you’re my God. Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland. – Psalm 143:7-10 MSG
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He will fight for you.