Has the Lord rejected me forever?
Will he never again be kind to me?
Is his unfailing love gone forever?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
And I said, “This is my fate;
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
Have you ever felt this way?
If we believe the principle of uniformity, we would reason that it has always been this way, it's never going to change, and there's no reason for hope. God has always rejected, always disappointed. But that is not the case. When we are feeling isolated and forgotten, we just need to look to the past.
But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
They are constantly in my thoughts.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
O God, your ways are holy.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
You are the God of great wonders!
Things may seem dark at the present time, but we can look back and see the nature of God. We recall all the ways and times that God has provided in the past. Then we can begin to praise Him. Not because our present circumstances have changed, but because we know that God hasn't changed.
So look to the past for the key to your future. The same God who parted the Red Sea and rained manna from Heaven will provide for you. God is faithful!