by Meagan Davis
“Does it ever seem like you are just drowning? Maybe it’s as if you know God is there, but you don’t know where to find Him.”
Trials were definitely coming every year. Friends change. Finances bottom out. Our bodies fail. Electronics die. Classes get canceled and moved around. People disappoint. Things just don’t always go the way we planned them to. We cannot count on the things that this life has to offer us. They just won’t always work.
But God always works.
If there is one thing that I have learned this past year at school, it’s this: God is always faithful.
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
God is faithful when you lose a friend. God is faithful when money runs out. God is faithful when your body breaks down. God is faithful when your computer crashes. God is faithful when you’re schedule doesn’t work out. God is faithful when people fail you.
God is even faithful. . . when I am not faithful to Him.
It’s easy to feel like you’re drowning.
I could give you example after example from God’s Word of people who thought they were drowning, some quite literally. See Job’s life, his doubt, and his blessing in the end. Go read about the Israelites in the book of Judges. See Samson lose all his strength and then pull the pillars down. Listen to Moses’s excuses and see the promised land. Look at David’s fear of death and his sin. Watch him be a man after God’s own heart. Watch Peter as he almost drowns, and then he becomes one of the greatest preachers.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the trials. It’s easy to get stuck and to want to give up. It’s so easy.
But please don’t.
God does not give up you. Don’t give up on Him.