“But you, God, break out laughing; you treat the godless nations like jokes. Strong God, I’m watching you do it, I can always count on you. God in dependable love shows up on time, shows me my enemies in ruin.”

Psalms 59:8-10 MSG

In moments of suffering and struggle, it can be so challenging to declare that we see God working it out – but that is exactly what faith requires of us. Trusting in God won’t always feel like we are on the mountaintop, admiring the view of victory. Rather, it is more often than not us trudging through the mundane and looking up from the valley, desperately searching for the slightest glimmer of hope.

There is beauty to be found in our desperation though, and we can take heart in the act of gazing up from the floor of the valley. Psalms 121:1 gives us some great advice “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” You go where you look. So look up today, set your gaze and mind on things above.

You can proclaim, even if you don’t necessarily feel the emotion behind it, that God is strong and that He is working on your behalf. We can always count on Him to show up and to always fight for us.

Find peace today in the fact that you know and serve a strong God, and even though you may not see it unfolding before your eyes just yet, He is doing it and you can count on Him.

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