In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and He heard me.
Lying lips and cunning tongues. Betrayals and false accusations. Aren’t we all familiar with the likes of these? All this and more, grieving our souls causing us anguish and utter pain. We are desperate for the Lord to come and help us, deliver us from the cruel savages. It’s not wrong to feel distressed, in fact in our distress we ought to cry out to the Lord, confident that He hears us. The Lord’s delays are not His denials. He will come through for His people. He has promised to never leave us, nor forsake us, and so, He walks with us even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. We may feel like giving up on the situation, but He never gives up on us. He desires to strengthen us that we may overcome the situation through His power and counsel.
When you feel like the burden is too heavy to carry, know that He is building your resistance. When you’re facing obstacles too stressful, He is building your resilience. When you’re going through something where your character and integrity is being challenged, He is building your reputation. Seek His Holy Spirit, refuse to give in to the situation knowing that He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion. He’s still working on you, to make you what you ought to be…because you are His Masterpiece!