Recently, I went through a time of being extremely low. Our church has been going through a transition. It had been a tough time. At every turn, there was more hard-to-deal- with news.

I felt as if our backs were figuratively against a wall. I came home from a prayer group and felt terribly down, more than I had felt in decades. Even after praying with my friends in that group, I couldn’t shake that low feeling.

I spent time in prayer. Then I texted two of my friends. One of them tested me a picture of the scripture, Isaiah 41:10.

fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you; I will help you,

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

The other friend said she understood; I know she would pray for me.

As I fixed my breakfast the next morning, I noticed a message magnet on my refrigerator. The message was a quote from Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!

Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

God will guide us through times of crises of faith because Jesus told us he would be with us until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20) His father tells us several times throughout the Bible that he will ”never leave nor forsake” us. I take Him at his Word.