“Why, my soul, are you cast down? Why do you groan within me? Wait for God; I will yet thank Him, For He is my deliverance and my God.”
— Psalm 42:11
From the depths of the psalmist’s sorrow, he calls out unto the depths of the mercy of God, knowing that help shall come, so he has put his hope in the Lord. Consider how many times God has turned things around in a sudden way.
Who would have thought:
- In the hour when Lazarus lay stinking in his tomb, that soon he should be rejoicing around the table with his Redeemer?
- When Jonah was in the depths of the sea that soon he would be preaching at Nineveh?
- When Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty monarch of Babylon, was out munching on the grass in the forest, that one day soon he would again be sitting upon the throne in Babylon?
- When Joseph was deep in the prison in Egypt, that soon he would be prime minister of the greatest nation in the world at that time?
- When Job was sitting there on a dunghill scraping off his sores in the midst of his sorrow, that soon he would be rise up and be richer and more blessed in everything in this world?
Put your hope in God, despite your circumstances. As the hymn notes, “Hast thou not seen how thy desires ‘ere have been granted in what He ordaineth?”
Heavenly Father, give us strength today to praise You in the midst of trouble to wait upon You and to remember that our lives are in Your hands and You will turn all things to benefit my soul and Your kingdom…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE CAN RECOGNIZE THAT
GOD CAN TURN THINGS AROUND IN AN INSTANT.