“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”  –Psalm 42:11

I’m struggling today. I’ve been dealing with a certain situation for a year now. I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed for it to be resolved, but it continues. Clearly there must be some lesson here that the Lord is trying to teach me. Clearly I’m failing the lesson. But I will praise Him anyhow. I praise my God and my King for keeping me even when I’m tired and frustrated. Thank you, Jesus.

-Rebekah L

15 thoughts on “Disquieted

  1. It is hard to understand what the Lord means when we do not have they answered prayers to what we want. There are lessons to most everything in life even if we cannot see them. I though I learned everything I needed to learn after i was hit by a truck a few years ago. Still I am in pain, and have resolved that this is not only my cross to bear, but have found that it sparks conversations of why I am in pain, which gives me my intro to talk about Jesus, so I praise Him in the pain, knowing that this pain was the lead in to my salvation. I do not know what you are praying for, but maybe there is something God wants you to see in this, and I wil pray that you find it. Good luck.

    J.A. Elliott

    • Wow! This is an incredible testimony! I’m sorry to hear that you are still in pain, that is indeed a tough cross to bear, but I’m also so encouraged to hear that you are using it for the Kingdom! That is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

      • Thank you for your concern, but as I work through the pain, there are many blessings He has bestowed on me on top of that. So as far as I am concerned I thank God for my pain, as He is glorified in that weakness of mine. Truly no regrets at all. http://www.motivateus.com/stories/my-miracle.htm is a place where you can read about that Miracle of the Hit and Run and why my back hurts, but also why I love God in the pain. Truly a Miracle if ever I have seen one, and He did this for me. Blessings. Andrew

  2. Paul asked for the thorn to be removed multiple times but the answer was no. My sense of the lesson is we continue to seek God’s plan for us by talking to Him about it. In that you are not failing. At some point in the plan the thorn may have been removed, just not when Paul wanted it. Perhaps your situation is similar?

  3. Not necessarily failing…not at all. I believe that sometimes God places us in difficult situations to mature our faith and solidify our total dependence upon him. And in the process our faithfulness, our ability to praise and trust becomes the object lesson that grows someone else’s faith. Go back and read Paul’s words to the Corinthians. He prayed that his “thorn” would be removed…didn’t happen. It did become a lesson for Paul and ultimately for all of us.

  4. the “sacrifice of praise”
    “The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    He enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19

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