Do you feel like God has packed up and moved away and left you no forwarding address? If this is where you are today, you are not alone. Listen to what Asaph wrote in Psalm 77:
I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? (Psalm 77:1-2,9)
He cried out to God day and night—yet the heavens were silent. Maybe that’s where you are today. Let me ask you this: Can God ever forget you? Can he fail to be kind and gracious to you? It’s not in God’s DNA to forget us or fail us—He is God! Even though we have failed him time and again, even though our love runs hot and cold, even though we trust other things and other people more than we trust our God—his compassion can never be withheld from us!
Asaph recites his doubts and utters his questions, but then goes back to basics:
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. (Psalm 77:11-14)
Our doubts and questions arise when we forget all that the Lord has done for us—when we fail to meditate on all his mighty deeds. He is a holy God. He is not like us—he does not change, and his compassions never fail. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us, and he cannot lie.
Look for his unseen footprints in your life today. Remember how he has been there for you in the past. Trust your trustworthy God!