You may have been in a time of darkness or sadness, where you felt like you were sinking in the sand. As Christians we are not immune to the things of the world – we just have the tools, knowledge and scripture to fight it. Plus we have our ever standing friend, Jesus, to walk beside us through the valley.
There are several Biblical examples in the Bible.
1 Kings 18:36-39 "Then it came about at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, 'O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that Thou art God in Israel,and that I am Thy servant, and that I have done all these things at Thy word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that Thou, O Lord, art God, and that Thou hast turned their heart back again.' Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, 'The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God.'" NASB
1 Kings 19:4 "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that hemight die, and said, 'It is enough; now, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.'" NASB
1 Samuel 13:14 "But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you." NASB
Psalm 6:6-7 "I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries." NASB
Job 1:20-22 "The job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he felll tothe ground and worshiped. And he said, 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the nameof the Lord.' Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God." NASB
Job 9:21 "I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life." NASB
Genesis 32:28-30 "And he said, 'Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.' Then Jacob asked him and said, 'Please tell me your name.' But he said, 'Why is it that you ask my name?' And he blessed him there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, 'I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.'" NASB
Genesis 37:34 "So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days. Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, 'Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.' So his father wept for him." NASB
Be Encouraged, Regardless Of Your Situation
Romans 8: 38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." NASB
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