Psalm 42:5 (NIV)

Of course, in this world, where devils and demons are still allowed to wreak havoc, sometimes it can go downhill in our lives.

Sometimes we are sad. And sometimes just plain done. This won’t comfort you, if that’s how you’re feeling at the moment, but it’s nothing new. People have always felt this way and asked in desperation:

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?” (Psalm 42:5; NIV)

But this next part of the verse is very important: “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5; NIV)

Waiting for God

So, wait for God. When nothing seems to work or make sense, wait for God. Trust your Creator, who has plans of salvation and not plans of disaster for you (God in Jeremiah chapter 29, verses 11-14).

Why should you do that? Because God’s help will come. And you will thank Him, your God. Do you believe that? Believe it. Because that’s the way it will be. God doesn’t lie to you.

How do I know this? Because I’ve experienced it so often in my own life. And God doesn’t love me more than He loves you. So He will help you, too.

A little spiritual comfort and strengthening for the journey? With pleasure. Here: “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor …” (1 Peter 1:7; NLT) • Important to note: God does not send these difficulties or problems into your life. It is the devil — who hates you — who put this sickness, this lack, this despair, this difficult situation into your life. But God will use it for your good. (See Romans 8:28) But what about Job?

Believe in your God. He will help you.
Do you believe that? It happens to you according to your faith.