How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? (Psalm 13:1 KJV)
Have you ever reached a point in your life where you feel like God has forgotten you? Where you feel that He is dealing with everyone else's problems and not yours? Where you feel you've been waiting forever and ever and ever and not getting a response?
You are not alone!
This is true of many people across the Caribbean and across the world. It is true of me too. It was even true with King David in the book of Psalms 13:1 when he asked - How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever?
Friend, I beg of you to hang on a little bit longer with me. Let's wait TOGETHER. God will come through for us all in his time. Just as if we walk into KFC or McDonalds or Red Lobster and have to wait in line to be served, so too, we have to wait in God's line to be served. We really don't know who's next in line, so we have to be patient.
As I type, a very powerful thought just crossed my mind. Do you know that you have made it through dozens of other trials and tests because God has always helped you? You are here today, because you successfully passed through the storms of yesterday - RIGHT?
DO NOT THINK SUICIDE - LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS!
What makes you feel that God won't deliver you again? HE DEFINITELY WILL - JUST DON'T GIVE UP AND WAIT! I know, I know, nobody likes waiting at all, but we have to at times.
We each have various needs that we want met. Yours may be family problems and your friend's own may be financial. Someone may be in desperate need of a job and you just want your husband or wife back. Your neighbour probably wants her son out of a gang and you are just wishing you could get a little bit of HAPPINESS even though you have the world of money in the bank and have alot of properties.
You get where I am coming from RIGHT? Our problems do vary. During our trying times, we must learn to depend fully on God and keep our faith HIGH. Job did that and he got through. Daniel did that and he was spared from being eaten by lions. The three Hebrew boys said they would not bow and would trust God and were delivered too.
I can go on and on and on. The point I am trying to get across here, is that God always delivers those who trust in him. So while you sit and ask - WHEN LORD? His response to you is SOON BROTHER - SOON SISTER.
None of us is perfect. We all make mistakes. Simple and serious. Some of them can be definitely avoided if we do things right. While we get frustrated with God for not coming through immediately, our problems are not the fault of anyone else. They are usually our own fault. We made wrong decisions and wrong choices. We must learn to confess it before God before our deliverance comes. Tell God where you have erred and then ask for help. This is what keeps back your deliverance at times, because we feel we are too big to confess and admit that we are wrong.
So, may I implore us all, as we progress throughout life, let's think very seriously before we act so we may avoid certain pitfalls and would not be so stressed and worried as to when God will answer, because we would have probably not done what we did and would probably not be worrying now.
But, be comforted in this. Like David, while we ask - How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? (Psalm 13:1 KJV) God responds in Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Very soon. Very, Very Soon. You're tests will bring your testimonies and you pain will turn to gain. You'll realize too, that what you thought was a demotion, was just God's setup for a PROMOTION. Many time we don't understand why, but always remember Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Don't Give Up Now! Don't Throw in the Towel! Your Deliverance is coming!
Hope is Ahead!