Good job: gone. Money: nonexistent. Friends: nowhere. Money: none. Refrigerator: empty. Eviction notice: served. Diagnosis: terminal.
Lying awake night after night, praying, crying, begging God to help. Nothing. The next day is like the last day, spent in the grasp of fear and anxiety.
What do you do when you’re clinging to God with every breath, and He’s silent? He has certainly not responded like you thought He would…like you think He should. Getting out of bed to do it all again seems unappealing. Why? Just another day of failure, fear and discouragement. Why even try, you ask yourself. Isn’t there a story in the Bible where Job’s wife told him, “curse God and die…”? Maybe that’s the answer. You tried everything else and it appears that you’ve failed.
There’s some fierce battling going on here. On days, in situations like that the only thing to do is go on His say-so. You must muster up enough faith in the Lord to try to convince yourself…despite whatever circumstance…that He is true to His word. This is a battle for your faith. The enemy knows what’s inside you and he’s (I believe) concerned that you’ll have an impact in the future so he must defeat you now – he’s aiming for you and this time his aim was very good. You’re down and your faith is almost nonexistent. Thus the decision.
Believe that God hasn’t left you. Believe He’s faithful and His promises are applicable to you, personally. Believe He will see you through. How will He do it? I have no idea. What will He do to help you? I don’t know. I just know He will. “Lord, because You say you’re with me, You’ll provide for me and will never leave me, I’m getting up out of bed.” Sometimes we have no other reason other than that to start a new day. This is faith.
Countless, the times in the past two years I’ve done just that. I couldn’t see how I would live through the day (wasn’t real sure I wanted to), but I did…by His grace alone. I could tell you story after story of how He has provided – it hasn’t been pretty and lots of it I didn’t like but He did. Through that, I have seen Him as never before…and I know Him better than I ever have.
How will he help you? I’m positive of one thing: I have no idea. But. I know He will.