Day 19/40-days: Forced Fasts

1 Samuel 1:7 (ASV)

… therefore she wept, and did not eat.

 Sometimes a fast is forced upon us.

The pain of life becomes so overwhelming that our appetite is taken away and replaced with tears and sorrow.

This may be where you find yourself today.

Dear friend, cast your cares upon the Lord.  This too shall pass, your appetite for living will return.  God will not cast you aside.  Though His perfect plan for you sometimes takes you into the valley of the shadow of death—the promise is you will go through it and waiting on the other side will be a table prepared for you.

  • Prayer: Oh God! Hear my cry today.  Deliver me from this trial or through this trial, but please deliver me.  I shall lean not upon my own understanding but shall trust you, believing that you are doing this for my own good.


1The Lord is my shepherd…
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies…
Psalm 23 (KJV)


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