I want you to know something. God NEVER punishes us. You punish someone when you are angry and when you want to condemn the person. God doesn't do that to us. His mercies are new every morning.
But I believe that God does chastise us. Chastisement is different from punishment. When you chastise someone, it is out of love and for that person's good.
Sometimes, however, we go through trials because we suffer the natural consequences of our actions. But whatever we have done, God can turn things around. He is the God of great reversals. We only need to not turn away from Him but to turn to Him.
Whatever trials you are going through, God will make a way. He makes a way in the wilderness, He provides water out of a rock. He will make a way for you.
He has also promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us. What we need to do is to be strong and very courageous. Why?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
We need to have a courageous spirit because we KNOW from His Word that He is with us wherever we go. We don't have to feel it, we just have to know it and proclaim it.
God never leaves us. I know that because He has never never left me. Even when I thought He was far away, He was ever so near. So, just reach out in faith and touch Him. Cry out to Him because He is the God of Your salvation and He will deliver you.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Father in Heaven,
I pray for this guest and I lift up this guest to You. I come against every kind of spirit of discouragement and every kind of spirit that tries to tear down this guest. I pray that You help this guest to be strong and courageous and to hope in You. You have said that our hope in You will never be ashamed. Father, I pray for new revelation and new strength. You said that when we wait on You, You will exchange our strength with Your strength. I proclaim renewed strength over this guest and I pray for a breakthrough to come upon this guest's life.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
If you feel like you need to talk to someone, you can feel free to email me :)