Are you going through an excruciating situation and feeling no one really cares? Are you wondering what to do in that situation? Are you also on the verge of despondency over the besetting issues? Allow me to nudge your attention to reality.
It is a fact that we live in a painful world and so we experience sorrow. This, however, does not mean that our Maker does not care about us. It simply means that He is drawing our attention to the reality that ours is a fallen world but He is still with us in all circumstances. “He whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world” (Lewis 1957, p.81).
In His love and mercy, He wants us to continue with our lives without allowing anxiety to rule in our hearts. He expects us to move on with life even when we are faced with uncertainty in the same way He instructed Israel of old to build houses, till the land and have families even in the foreign land (Jeremiah 29). It must have been a hard thing for them to do given that they were captives in Babylon.
God had a time plan for Israel. They were to live in captivity for seven decades and would be wiped away if they refused to continue living. He intended to uplift the captivity after the 70 years. In the meantime, they were to hang in there and learn how God operates.
Whenever we are in trouble, ordinarily we tend to give up on a lot of things. God’s will, however, is that we do not throw in the towel but carry on with our lives because His thoughts are not ours (defeatist). He thinks and speaks peace. He cannot be associated with chaos or destruction and when we trust Him and hold on to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, He will finally bring deliverance and prosperity in our lives.