“My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? HOPE IN GOD, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.” Psalm 42: 3-5
Question # 1. Where is your God?
Question # 2. Why are you cast down, O my soul?
Question # 3 Why are you disquieted within me?
This is not a new tactic of Satan….He taunted many of the patriarchs in Scripture with this same question and even Jesus on the cross…..so, it is completely normal and expected that this will be a taunt presented to you as well….but let Jesus’ response yield your victory today!
When difficulties arise the first voice we hear is the devil and it conceals in the form of Question #1. “Where is your God?” Then, an even more subtle enemy arises in the form of your own voice. through the above Questions 2 and 3. This appeals to your reason and so seems legitimate…”So, What is my problem? What is wrong with me? Why does God show up for everyone else but me? Why does everyone else have this great life and mine stinks? Does God really love me?”…………….This furthers the cycle of condemnation and mistakenly looks within oneself for the answer?
BUT Jesus promises that He will never leave you nor forsake you! I absolutely love how the Amplified Bible communicates this:
“I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not [I will] not [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let [you] down, [relax My hold on you]. Assuredly not! So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, I will not be seized with alarm-I will not fear or dread or be terrified. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5b-6
Jesus response for your victory is everything! He took upon Himself everything in life that could forsake you. It was the final victory on the cross before it was finished. Look at what He has done for you……Put your HOPE IN GOD! Silence the enemies voice and your propensity in the flesh to condemn yourself and receive Jesus’ victory on the cross for you….the lie has been revealed, the condemnation that imprisoned you has been exposed, and now see your hope today in Jesus Name like never before!
Any Question: Always 1 Answer…..Jesus!