Read Psalm 143:8
Listen to me, victims of mistreatment. More importantly, please listen to God's truth.
He has a hundred different messages to give you during a hundred different dungeon experiences.
He knows just the right message at just the right time, and all it takes to receive it is a sensitive, obedient, trusting heart. Not one preoccupied with revenge or bitterness or hostility, but a heart that says, "Lord, God, help me now. Right at this moment. Deliver me from my own prison. Help me to see beyond the darkness, to see Your hand. As I am being crushed, remould me. Help me to see You in this."
Pray that prayer. Turn your trial into trust as you look to God to tenderly use that affliction, that dungeon, that abandonment for His purpose.
In the midst of all this, remember, God has not abandoned you. He has not forgotten you. He never left.
He understands the heartache.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.