I will give you insight and instruct you in the way you should go. I will give you advice with my eye upon you. This is taken from Psalms 38:8.
When under severe hardship, you may feel as did Paul—that you are in or at least very near “the lion’s mouth.” 2 Timothy 4:17 tells us: “But the Lord stood near me and infused power into me, so that through me the preaching might be fully accomplished and all the nations might hear it; and I was it resurrected rescued from the lion’s mouth.”
These are times when trust in Jehovah is most challenging—and most essential. For example, suppose you are nursing a dear family member through a chronic illness. Perhaps you have prayed for wisdom and strength. Having done all you can in this regard, do you not find a measure of peace in knowing that Jehovah has his eye upon you and will provide what you need to endure faithfully? Circumstances might make it seem otherwise. You might receive conflicting opinions from doctors. Or relatives who you had hoped would provide comfort might instead seem to make the situation more difficult for you. Keep looking to Jehovah for strength. Keep drawing close to him. 1 Samuel 30:3, 6 tells us: “When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been carried off captive. David was very distressed, because the men were talking of stoning him, for all the men had become very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself by Jehovah his God.”