Psa 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Do not despair!
Oh, how great the temptation is to despair at times! Our soul
becomes depressed and disheartened, and our faith staggers
under the severe trials and testing that come into our lives, especially during times of bereavement and suffering.
We may come to the place where we say,“I cannot bear this any longer. I am close to despair under these circumstances God has allowed."
He tells me not to despair, but what am I supposed to do when I am at this point?
What have you done in the past when you felt weak physically? You could not do anything.You ceased from doing.
In your weakness, you leaned on the shoulder of a strong loved one.You leaned completely on someone else and rested, becoming still, and trusting in another’s strength.
It is the same when you are tempted to despair under spiritual
Once you have come close to the point of despair, God’s message is not,“Be strong and courageous” (Josh. 1:6), for He knows that your strength and courage have run away.
Instead, He says sweetly, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10).
Hudson Taylor was so weak and feeble in the last few months
of his life that he told a friend,“I am so weak I cannot write. I
cannot read my Bible. I cannot even pray. All I can do is lie still
in the arms of God as a little child, trusting Him.”
This wonderful man of God, who had great spiritual power, came to the point of physical suffering and weakness where all he could do was lie still and trust.
That is all God asks of you as His dear child. When you become weak through the fierce fires of affliction, do not try to be strong. Just “be still, and know that [He is] God.”
And know that He will sustain you and bring you through the fire.
God reserves His best medicine for our times of deepest
despair. Be strong and take heart. Psalm 27:14
Be strong, He has not failed you In all the past, And will He go and leave you To sink at last?
No, He said He will hide you Beneath His wing; And sweetly there in safety You then may sing.