Going Deeper with the Word – When It Seems All Is Lost

When we are experiencing difficulties in life, are we all alone? Does God see the trials and tribulations that we are facing day to day? What should we do when it seems that God has forgotten us? 🤔 Let's discuss.

Welcome to “Going Deeper with the Word.” In this segment, we welcome people of all backgrounds, religious or not, to review with me the Word of God.  The Word of God provides guidance, direction, and instructions for living our lives and walking with God. 

Let’s review examples of God’s Word that can lead and guide our steps and back up the principles we learned in today’s message.   

Here is our first verse.

“Remember [the foolishness of] these things, O Jacob
And Israel, for you are My servant!
I formed you, you are My servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.”

Isaiah 44:21 – AMP

The context of this verse is that the prophet Isaiah has just explained some of the behaviors that are unwise and even foolish as compared to trusting God.  I selected this verse because I believe it illustrates the fact that despite what we may do, we will never be forgotten by God, especially considering the fact that He created us!

Let’s have a look at another verse.

‘For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord,
‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’

Jeremiah 29:11 – AMP

In this verse, we hear God through the prophet Jeremiah, where He makes it very clear that God has plans for us all.  That He has plans that are perfected for us, that bring about well-being and give us a future.  It is up to us to keep a posture where we continuously seek God to seek out His plans for us, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances.  We very well may learn that our circumstances of difficulty were the result of us making choices that veered us away from His plans for us. Let us be sure to keep our eyes focused on God to keep us on the path of His plans.

Let’s look at one last verse.

As for me, I said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from Your eyes.”
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications (specific requests)
When I cried to You [for help].

Psalm 31:22 – AMP

I chose this verse because I believe it nicely summarizes the entire message today.  It is spoken by King David who explains quite literally that in the midst of his distress, he told himself that God has lost sight of him, even forgotten him.  In fact, King David learns that God indeed heard his crying out.  In fact, we see mention of specific requests which reminds us that we can indeed be very specific in our prayer with God (and we should be).  We should all feel confident enough to not need to generalize in our prayer, as long as we also seek God’s will in the process.

If you would like to dive even deeper into the wisdom that the Bible can bring and the wisdom it shares about a personal relationship with the Son of God, Jesus Christ, please visit Alpha Ministries at https://alphausa.org/try/

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