Don't Listen to the Lies
“He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.” Psalm 72:12
It is has been a long time since I have written anything and I wish there were good reasons but the truth is that I have continued to have struggles with day to day life under the shadow of chronic depression and fatigue. I find that I don’t want to write if that is the case because I don’t want to be discouraging.
However, then the Lord reminds me that the purpose of this website is to transparently share the struggles I have as an abuse survivor. I also feel like I am letting the Lord down when I am not doing well. But then there are scriptures like the one above. The Lord obviously knows that there are times when we are just downright needy.
There is no premise in the scriptures for feeling like a bad Christian when we are struggling or hurting. Instead, there is scripture after scripture that acknowledge we WILL have struggles in our hearts and minds that the Lord expects us to have. And when we do, we receive promises such as the one above.
I have always said that one of the biggest things to get me through the truly difficult times is clinging to the fact that I KNOW I can count on the promises of the scriptures even if I am not “feeling” it at the time.
So, that being said, I want to encourage you to cling to the promises of God, especially when it feels like they have no meaning in the moment. His Word CANNOT fail! It may not happen in our time frame but He will NOT fail us, EVER! So, when you are struggling with getting through the day, focus on His promises to take care of us and remember that often times, we FEEL like He isn’t there but He ALWAYS is!