I was down and depressed recently. I wrestled with a bout of food poisoning after eating a bad chicken sandwich at the airport. I don't remember feeling so sick, since I had my appendix removed when I was 10. I was in South Carolina on a 3 day application installation for Sun Belt rentals. I showed up at the client site sick and disoriented. Luckily they were not prepared for the install so this game me a chance to go back to the hotel and get some rest. I slept for about 21 hours, waking only once trying to explain to my project manager why I was not at the customer site. I sounded drunk and incoherent and had not control over that, even though I remember slurring my words. The following day I arrived at the client site a little late, still feeling the ill affects of the food poisoning but much better than the previous day. While doing the install, I overheard the customer call me "incompetent". I have been called a lot of things in my life, but this was a new low for me. Depressed and feeling down, I turned to the Lord. I read Isaiah chapter 37.
"Today is a day of trouble, insults, and disgrace. It is like when a child is ready to be born, but the mother has no strength to deliver the baby."
How can I question my faith when the Lord delivers a message like the above verse? For the Lord my God seems to answer me ALWAYS. Praise His name.