We trusted in you, alas! too feebly, in the hour of our distress when we were troubled exceedingly with earthly things, still you did not fail us, though our faith trembled: though we did not believe you were still abiding in faithfulness.
The Lord has helped his people, yes the Lord has been the strength and the help of his chosen. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all;” and at this moment, in looking back upon the past, we have nothing to do, but to admire and to adore the constancy of love, the faithfulness of grace.
Here is a beautiful example of how we respond to fear and frustrations and disappointments some small some large. God is the only one who can provide our relief from these hardships. We need to run headlong into his arms, into his word, and through prayer.
[Psa 56:1-13 CSB] 1 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. 2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath. 8 You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? 9 Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This…