Deliverance or Christ?

Psalm 42:1  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
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The one here who is in a deep trial does not seem to be looking for deliverance, nor is he looking to be taken out of [the trial]. It seems that he is just looking to a Person. And that is what we need, brethren. We may not be taken out of the difficulties in which we are, but we can be sure that there is One to whom we can turn who promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is with us in the trial.
In His wonderful ways He may see fit in His time to take us out of trial, but it may not be here. He may see fit to leave us in situations where it seems He is not intervening. But He Himself is able to fill the heart! I am sure that some of us can say that the very happiest times in our lives have been when we were in deep trial, but the Lord has been near us in a way that we had never experienced before a way when He made Himself precious.
Let us ask our hearts if we are just longing for deliverance or are our hearts going out for more and more enjoyment of a Person? Even though He [may not] take us out of our difficulties, just to know that He is there, that He loves us and that the day is coming when full deliverance will be granted in that day when God’s rightful king will have His rightful place will give joy and peace.
G. Hayhoe