DAY FIVE- Prayer and Fast Week Blog
Today we will sing the songs of overcoming depressions and deep sorrows. How do we handle life when we feel defeated and overcome? How do we carry on when we feel darkness all around us? What do we do when it’s gone so far that it even feels like God has forgotten us? It is a temptation we have all felt, to believe that when this darkness comes, and we no longer feel the Presence of the Lord, almost as if He hides His face from us, we are tempted to think this darkness or sadness may last forever. But like the Psalmist we throw ourselves upon the mercy and grace of our Divine Redeemer, at the feet of Jesus, at the Throne of Grace and we cling to His powerful promises of Redemption and Salvation. He is our Deliverer! As long as we renew our faith in what He’s promised and trust in the Lord, we have joy, fullness of joy and peace. But as soon as trouble takes away our trust and we begin to focus on the problem, we stare at the enemy advancing, we lose sight of that powerful promise God gave us in His Word full of hope! Then we waver and we feel lost. Darkness feels likes it’s all around us. And hope lost makes a soul sick, we worry, we complain, we don’t understand His plan. But we have a God who cares for us. He looks after us, He reaches out to us and saves us, He provides for us. He hasn’t forgotten about us! He loves us. We belong to Him, and He will never leave us or forsake us. The enemy of darkness doesn’t stand a chance against the power of Almighty God! Our enemy is overpowered, overwhelmed and overtaken by our Savior, King Jesus! This gives us great faith! And that faith is what drives us to offer prayers to a God who cares. We find His comfort and realize that our fear was unnecessary, because like the Psalmist we are reminded that the Lord is the one who looks after us. Today let’s remember that we have a light that overwhelms the darkness. Ask the Lord to fill you with songs and prayers full of overcoming faith. Let God’s peace rule in your heart today as you put your confidence, not in what you do, but in the blood of the Lamb of God.
How long, Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
2 How long am I to feel anxious in my soul,
With grief in my heart all the day?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
4 And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in Your faithfulness;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has looked after me.