But that's not always the case. Sometimes, it seems nothing will work. And I've wondered about times like this. And as I was reading my Bible last week, I came across a possible, intriguing, answer.
Do not rob the poor because he is poor, nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;The Lord, if he is displeased with us (in this particular instance, about our treatment of the less fortunate), will sometimes plunder a person's soul. And I certainly know what that feels like. Empty. Hopeless. Powerless.
for the LORD will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of those who plunder them. Proverbs 22:22-23
But I also know that the Lord does NOT want His children to stay that way. He wants us to live our lives to the fullest. He wants our souls to be filled with Him. And nothing can bring us closer to Him than realizing the depth of our need. And, perhaps a plundered soul is what we need.
So, we turn to Him and repent. We turn it all around. And again, He refills our spirit with what He took. And again we can taste how good He is.
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence