When it seems hopeless and you are troubled, disturbed and without comfort, cry aloud to God because He will hear your prayers. Also, remember and meditate on God's past workings in your life (Ps. 77:1-6).
Your grief can be so great that you believe the Most High God has rejected you forever. His actions seem unfavorable and unloving because nothing is happening. God isn't fulfilling His promises. From all appearances, He is withholding His grace and compassion from you (Ps. 77:7-10).
How can you experience the power and intimacy of God in your life so He doesn't feel distant?
Consider these actions to help you grow close in your relationship with God:
1. Remember God's wondrous deeds and works
2. Consider God's holiness and greatness
3. Meditate on God's power in delivering you from sin (Ps. 77:11-15)
4. Observe God's power and handiwork in creation through thunderstorms and lightning (Ps. 77:16-18)
Because of God's works, character, deliverance and creation, you can trust Him completely to lead your life. It could be a "Red Sea" or "wilderness" experience with enemies chasing you or time of uncertainty wondering if He will protect and provide for you (Ps. 77:19-20).
Are you going through a "Red Sea" or "wilderness" experience? Consider these questions:
1. How have you seen God work in the past?
2. Meditate on God's holiness and greatness
3. How has God delivered you from sin?
4. Observe God's handiwork in creation.
How have your answers given you greater hope in this "hopeless" circumstance?