Bible Study & Devotional (Day 176)
🔴 Don’t Leave Me, Lord
Contributing Writer: Broderick Slaughter
Have you ever felt like God isn’t there? When times seem rough and rugged, you may be at your lowest. That’s how David felt; in Psalm 143:1-12, David, the young future. King was in distress; he felt distance from his Lord. His faith was leaving him; why were all these things happening to him, verses 4 and 5 say that He is losing hope; that he was paralyzed with fear, he has memories of the past and remembers all God has done, so why is this happening to him? God sometimes lets us get out of our way, we see things going wrong, but we want God to fix it when we want it fixed, not in His perfect timing.
Interestingly, when things are going well, we tend not to give God the praise He deserves, but when things are going bad, God cannot respond quickly enough to our cries. Lord God, please forgive us for being so unfaithful, for not trusting in you at all times, for when we fail to give thanks for what you have and always will get us through the storm. Thank you for walking by our side and giving us the strength to carry on, and I pray that through my enduring faith will not be of the world but in the Most High God.
Broderick is a man of God, devoted father, and loving husband. He is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration and transitioning into entrepreneurship. Broderick enjoys art, photography and is a fitness enthusiast. He loves to motivate people to push past their struggles to reach the purpose God intended them to have. He often reminds others, “Never limit yourself, we are here for a purpose.”
This devotional was submitted by Broderick Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.