God is the one who promotes & elevates.
Psalms 75:6-7 – 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
We may question God’s presence in our life and whether he hears our cries and prayers or sees our struggles, battles, and our trials.
Psalms 77:6-9 – 6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. 7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
In times of weariness, we must pause and take a realistic trip down the lane of spiritual remembrance.
Psalms 77:10-15 – 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
When we feel abandoned or ignored by God we must push pass the negative feelings. This is the time to look into our past and revisit the histories of God’s presence and workings in our lives. Looking back to how God worked out situations for us and brought us through tough times gives our spirit the boost it needs to fight against the lies that are floating around in our head.
Our love for God’s word coupled with a close-knit relationship with him in prayer, are spiritual tools that will draw us away for the traps that await us in the dark alleyways of despair, disappointment, and fear. The Psalms paint a clear picture of how to deal with matters of the heart as seen by the life of David, the man after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22)
Be not deceived, the devil hopes we will forget. He’s always looking for an opening in our heart and spiritual armor to slip in and widen momentary breaches created by our fleshy weaknesses.
“Weeping my endure for a night…” (Psalm 30:5) but the quicker we remind ourselves of who God is and who we are in his Son Jesus Christ, the sooner we can experience the joy that cometh in the morning.