Low Spots

When driving on the roads of Kansas, there is often quite a bit of time to kill between one town and another. During this time, I will often call my wife or make other calls that need to be done. Without fail, however, a hill or valley obstructs my signal and I start to lose reception. “I’ll call you back,” I’ll say. “I’m in a low spot.”

Low spots with a cell phone are merely an irritating inconvenience. Low spots in life, on the other hand, can seem overwhelming. And no matter how great your faith, they will come. Before David became king, Saul sought his life. During this low spot, David wrote “Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me” (Psalms 142:6 ESV)!

God will not prevent you from going through life’s low spots, but He will see you through them. You may even feel that your reception is obstructed and it’s hard to hear God’s voice. Unlike a cell phone conversation, though, God still hears your cry loudly and clearly. You never have to ask “Can you hear me now?”

Your feelings may tell you differently, but God has not forgotten you. Rather, “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry” (Psalm 34:15 NIV).