For the LORD will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants,
when he sees that their power is gone
and there is none remaining, bond or free.
“God’s time to appear for the deliverance of his people is when things are at the worst with them. God tries his people’s faith, and stirs up prayer, by letting things go to the worst, and then magnifies his own power, and fills the faces of his enemies with shame and the hearts of his people with so much the greater joy, by rescuing them out of extremity as brands out of the burning.”
Matthew Henry on Deuteronomy 32:36
I’ve found this to be true many times in my life and I’m only 34. I believe He allows us to get to the end of our rope before He steps in so that his salvation is sweeter. After all, if He always saves us out of our troubles before things get bad we might think it is our own doing and then begin to take Him for granted.
I hate going through hard times, but after it all, when God has come through, I always think “Why did I worry?” It happens every time. To my shame, fickle creature that I am, I begin to doubt more often than not and then always find myself asking for forgiveness for doubting when, by God’s hand, everything turns out okay.
“I’m so thankful that I’m incapable of doing any good on my own.”