I feel hopeless. How can I be encouraged?

  • God draws near to the brokenhearted- Psalm 34:18
  • God will give me rest when I am weary- Matthew 11:28-30
  • God is compassionate and gracious to the oppressed- Psalm 103:6-14
  • God tells me He is always with me- Joshua 1:9; Psalm 139:1-12

Can I be completely honest with God about how I feel?

  • David voiced his feelings of abandonment to God- Psalm 88; Psalm 142:1-2
  • Hezekiah prayed and wept over his terminal illness- II Kings 20:1-11
  • Habakkuk cried out about the Lord’s seeming silence- Habakkuk 1:2-4, 1:12-2:1
  • God tells us to pour out our hearts to Him- Psalm 51:5, Psalm 62:8

Is it wrong to ask God why I’m suffering?

  • Job asked God why he was suffering- Job 10
  • David asked God why he felt abandoned- Psalm 10:1; Psalm 13:1-2
  • We can bring all of our requests to God- Philippians 4:6; I Peter 5:7

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:5-8