In the hard times of life, the presence, the word, and the encouragement of just one friend can make all the difference. We only need one to come alongside us and give us hope. Where do you turn when you don’t have the one?
Do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean, waiting for someone to throw you a life preserver? Have you been praying the same prayer and wondered why God hasn’t answered, or delivered you from your trial? I’ve been there many times. I’ve grown weary while waiting on God to answer. Through it all, I’ve learned valuable lessons about trusting God during the process.
Have you ever asked the question, “why was I born?” We were each created on purpose and for a purpose. What was our ultimate purpose for being born? Like so many other things, we’ll find the answer in the Bible.
When you’re waiting for God to answer, where do you keep your focus? How do you wait patiently for Him to answer? How do you trust Him in the process? The waiting game is never easy whether you’re waiting for an answer to come or for pain to end or a door to open.
Two of the most comforting sentiments we can hear in the midst of a trial are “You’re not alone…I understand.” When I was in the valley of depression, that’s what I needed to hear but didn’t. The truth is you’re not alone because God has promised to never leave. Read more for 4 scriptures to stand on in the valley of depression.