We always tend to trust and believe in things that we can see right? "Seeing is believing"
What if I told you that the one Person who understands everything you are going through is Someone you cannot really see?
The familiarity with this Person is so profound - the depth with which He understands us is so great. He knows our strengths and weaknesses. He sees us through and through. He has also understood suffering on an intense, personal level like no other. Jesus was a Man of Sorrows. Excruciating. Overwhelming. Crushing sorrow.
He is ready to comfort you and be with you during your times of absolute sorrow.
He meets us at our "rock bottom" and gives us grace to see it through. He doesn't ask you to "figure it out" on your own.
His presence is silent but felt nevertheless - even in the blazing fiery trials that we go through.
Depression can chase us away from God. It can make us run in the opposite direction, hide in a corner to nurse our wounds or pick our scabs. Even in our negative thoughts and "feeling low" moments if we choose to sing - we start off.
"Lord you seem so far away,
a million miles or more it feels today.
And though I haven't lost my faith
I must confess right now
that it's hard for me to pray..."
- (Don Moen)
But later find that we cannot really mean it and continue singing the chorus from our hearts..
Are you feeling low today dear friend? Is it like a regular "blah" mood for you today? Are you worried for no tangible reason at all?
I hope this picture will come to your memory during those moments so that you can see Someone apart from yourself in the fire. Cuddle up closer to the Savior now- the slain Lamb of God who understands.
Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you and would never give up on you..
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us
(Just in case you would like to sing the rest today!)