-Theme: The LORD’s rejection will not last forever. Remember His deeds and wonders of old in desperate times. God has control over His creation. God will lead His people despite hardships.
-*Application* God invites us to cry aloud and raise our voices towards Him when we don’t understand our struggles and dilemmas. There will be times of sleeplessness when your soul will be refused comfort. This is stress and worry at its worst. Sometimes, as the Psalmist Asaph bemoans, we are so troubled we cannot even speak. In these times ponder and meditate on the goodness of God in previous times and hold on to Him as the anchor of your soul (Hebrews 6:9). He will not reject you forever. He will favor you again and His lovingkindness never ceases. His promises will be attained by you, but endurance is being tested in these times and trials. Grief draws us into closer fellowship with our Creator. Allow that to happen when you go through intense pain. His way is holy and needs no explanation. Ask “what” instead of “why.” What I mean by that is this: Ask, Lord what do want me to learn through this hardship. Don’t bother with asking why, because that answer usually will not be attained on this side of Heaven. Let the Hand of Providence guide you and trust Him with even the most bitterest moments of your existence. Victory will come as you overcome through patience and persistence (Luke 11:1-13)!
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 77:11