Lamentations 3:22-24 MSG
“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.”
Have you ever felt utterly hopeless and like you had nothing left? Those moments of absolute devastation and confusion, where nothing in the world seems to make sense? Brokenness surrounds you, and it can feel so isolating and intimidating.
I have experienced moments in my own life like that. I think back to when I had suffered my third miscarriage. In a fog, I somehow managed to walk out of the Emergency room, numb, and unsure of how to even put one foot in front of the other. When I arrived home, my body was flooded with emotions, ranging from heartbreak, disappointment to anger.
How could this have happened again? I turned from God in those moments, refusing to be held by His loving arms, as the pain just seemed to be too much to bear. After some time, desperate prayers and repentance, I knew that He was going to be the only one to carry me through the situation. I felt as if I had nothing left, but my attitude slowly began to change from downtrodden to determined.
Sometimes, even in the middle of tragedy, we must make up our minds to stick with God. We may not even feel like speaking that over ourselves, but His love is unending and His mercies are new. It may take some time to convince ourselves (our thoughts and emotions) that staying close to God is the best solution, but it is so worth it.
I have been carried by God through the worst seasons of my life, and He has always remained faithful and near. So today I speak aloud over my own life, that I’m sticking with God – He’s all I have left!
Prayer: God, I do not understand this current season of my life, but I decide today that I’m going to remain close to You. You are perfect in all of Your ways, and I know that Your plan for my life is far better than what I could produce on my own.