Are you going through difficult circumstances? Where you feel with each breath that God appears to far away from you, where you prayed, but God was seem silent. Where you emotions were getting the best for you and Instead of God’s kindness and love, loneliness and abandonment seemed to take over. In your head you know that is isn’t true, but that’s how you feel. If that is where you are at this moment, know that I am pray that this ministers to your heart.
“Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?” Psalm 77:7-9
As we read these passages it seems the Psalmist was at the end of his rope, pleading for God’s deliverance from hardship. He expressed his feelings, and asked why God had rejected him. Did God even care? He felt rejected, alone and afraid. Maybe God seems to be a so far away from you and you’re wondering “why?” and questioning, like the Psalmist, if God has forgotten you.
We all experience these feelings at times, and there are countless reasons to feel rejected in this broken world – but feeling forgotten by God really hurts. When we have these feelings of being forgotten by God we have two choices. Either turn away from God in anger and frustration. Or we can allow God’s truth like these passages to motivate us to recognize God’s sovereignty … and continue to trust and praise Him even in the midst of our difficulties.
If you feel rejected, it’s time to turn your focus upward instead of inward. Rather than rehearsing all the ways God hasn’t changed your current circumstances, let’s praise Him for the many times He has shown His faithfulness in the past. You can have a little praise pep talk of your own! God is waiting with open ears and outstretched arms, for you are too loved to ever be forgotten.