What to do when life spirals out of control
From Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional
Sometimes life spirals out of control, and no one seems to be there to help. When our earthly support system disappears, it can often feel like God has abandoned us, too. Being in the midst of a storm is hard, and feeling alone in that storm is even harder.
In Psalm 22, David voices his frustrations about not feeling God in a moment of need. He also acknowledges that even though he feels abandoned, he isn’t, because God is still God and God is still good.
In moments of fear, panic, or frustration, we too can cling to the truth the Bible gives us about who God is, and how much He loves us. The same promises David clings to in his suffering can help us hold tightly to God’s character even when we can’t see or feel it:
- God does not abandon us (Psalm 22:24).
- God will always help us (Psalm 22:19, Psalm 22:26).
- We can trust God to be with us through whatever we are up against (Psalm 22:3-5).
- With God, there is not a single person or circumstance that can permanently defeat us (Psalm 22:27-28).
When life throws a curveball, we can cling to these truths and know that everything will be OK — not because of what we do, but because of who God is.
- Have you ever felt abandoned during a hard time?
- What is one way you can help yourself remember the truth about who God is, even in the midst of a hard situation?