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Saturday, October 26, 2013


I say to God my Rock,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
oppressed by the enemy?”
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God (Psalm 42:9,11).

If God is my rock, then in the depths of my soul I know He has not left me. He has not forsaken me. Even though I may cry out “why have you forgotten me”, deep inside my soul I know He is still my strength. Even thought I might not “feel” Him, I know He is my God, and my support, and my only hope.

Yet, sometimes I mourn what I perceive to be the loss of His presence, and feel so alone. But I am never alone no matter whether I feel His presence or not. My fears and my worries can keep me from feeling His presence. Then the lack of feeling His presence can even make my sense of desertion even worse. I am at a loss. Where can I turn?

Into what appears to be this endless cycle of despair, shines hope. My only hope. Hope urges me to grab His hand, and place my mustard seed of faith into what I cannot see. That ray of hope begins to spread and dispels the dark of my despair. And as it spreads throughout my soul, faith begins to rise. Why should I be so downcast or disturbed? I choose to place my hope in my God. I choose Him instead of the despair. I choose to praise Him for He is my Savior and my God. I know that in this choice I will find greater faith to believe.

I choose Him. I choose to believe. I choose praise. “God my Rock” will be more than just something I am “suppose” to believe. He will be my reality.

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