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How Long?

This is a repeat from April of 2020, but it feels fitting for the season we're in. I am praying for you all and am here to do anything I can for you.

How long, O Lord ? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart day after day? How long will my enemy exalt himself and triumph over me?

Psalms 13:1‭-‬2 AMP

Sometime life is just plain hard. It's not fun, we go days without being happy, things are scary. We may even find ourselves upset or frustrated with God's seeming silence. This is normal. David from the bible wrote the verse above. He was constantly in war or being chased by people who wanted to kill him for a majority of his life. It's very understandable why he would ask God "how much longer?". We never have to hide our feelings and emotions from God. We can let it out. He will neither be shocked or upset; He can handle it. We vent to people we trust and love; and we most certainly can vent to Him too. In the rough times, we should remember that he is on our side.

My shield and my defense depend on God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, And a God who is indignant every day.

Psalms 7:10‭-‬11 AMP

Indignant means "feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment." When I read that He is indignant every day, it makes me think think that he is very upset about what happens to me. He is angry about it considers it unfair treatment. That means that He isn't the one hurting us. He's not sitting in heaven shouting "get over it, you're fine!" He will always cause good out of a bad situation. As we walk through it, or when it is over, we will see how He was the good in it the whole time. So next time you wonder "how long?", be encouraged that He is working on your behalf and will never fail you. Be real, be encouraged.

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