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Battle Drill Devotional
Trying to Connect with God When You Feel Lost and Discouraged

Read Psalm 130:1-8. Where is God when you find yourself in a hole? The psalmist certainly wonders if God has abandoned him. He calls for help. He asks God to listen to his prayers.

Sometimes, God appears to be missing-in-action, especially when we are struggling. This feeling of separation from God is a test of our faith. God has promised us that he will never leave us, that he will never abandon us. So, the psalmist continues to count on God. He puts his hope in his word. He throws himself on God’s unfailing love.

The test is, when we cannot feel God’s presence, will we continue to trust the promise? Will we continue to trust him, to obey what he has asked us to do and to worship him?

If we can hold on to the promise, if we can look ahead to the endless life in his presence that’s before us, then we will be drawn into deeper relationship with him. His love will reach us and heal us.

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • Have you ever experienced a time in your life when God seemed to have abandoned you? How did God use it to grow your faith?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.