If we didn’t struggle with those doubts at times, we probably wouldn’t be human. When our hearts are broken because of something that has happened in our life, and we desperately want God to fix them, it’s perfectly normal to get frustrated when it seems like He’s not.
But just because those thoughts are normal doesn’t mean they are true.
In today’s Proverbs 31 devotion, I shared about how for months, I was so sad and discouraged about a situation in my life, and how it seemed to keep getting worse instead of better. As a result, I had become frustrated with God’s seemingly lack of attention, and wondered if He was even listening. In only a way He could orchestrate, He whispered to my heart in the middle of the night and reassured me that in deed, He saw me, He heard my prayers, and He knew not only my situation but the longings of my heart. This gentle lyrical reminder helped me remember that although I wish He would work faster, I could trust that He was working behind the scenes (in the spiritual realm) on my behalf.
I shared these three verses at the end my devotion, because each one helped comfort my heart when it was aching and strengthen me to keep my eyes on the Lord and trust in His ways. If you’re struggling today or frustrated with your circumstances, and finding yourself wondering if God even cares, maybe one of these verses can bring comfort to you today too.
Matthew 6:8b, “… for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (NIV)
Psalm 139:2-4, “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.” (NIV)
1 Peter 5:7, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (NLT)
How does it make you feel to know our loving God is always looking out for you?
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