David felt forgotten by God. He felt all alone. He felt sorrow deep in his bones. He felt positively shaken.
I can’t help but recall painful seasons in my life and think, “Yes, David. Me too.”
Have you ever felt forgotten? Alone? Sad? Shaken?
Then, David expressed his fears. That this affliction may end in death? That the enemy would win?
All I have to do is close my eyes and I’m back in that place too.
Have you ever feared that this trial – whatever it may be – may just be the death of you? That the enemy is going to win this time? That your foes would rejoice at your misfortune?
Yet, in the midst of his feelings and fears, David chose to focus on his faith.
He knew that God’s love was steadfast – that he had not, in fact, left him or forgotten him. He believed in the salvation of the Lord. He had experienced the Lord’s faithfulness in the past.
We all have feelings and we all have fears. But it is vital, in the midst of a painful trial, that these things pale in comparison to our faith.