Everyone I know, including myself, seems to be going through difficulties in their lives right now. The one thing I’ve really noticed is that it truly doesn’t matter who you are. If you are trying to stand on the right side of things and you are trying to stay in faith…YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK! It could be in your finances, it could be in your emotions, it could be in your relationships, it could be in your health…or worse…it could many areas of your life, all at once.
I think we all could agree that it is a very difficult time for all believers. The more you try to stand, the worse it gets. The more you try to pray, the crazier life gets. Just when you feel like you are starting to make progress, you get hit with a new problem. It’s simply madness! I know…I’m right there with you.
The constant question I hear is “WHY?” Why is this happening? Why can’t I make any progress? Why can’t God do something? Why won’t God help? Why would God allow this to happen? Why? Why? Why?
There’s nothing wrong with asking that question. God already knows exactly how you feel and why you feel that way. It isn’t a surprise to Him. It doesn’t make Him angry for us to question. The way I look at it is that God sees all, knows all, understands all the questions, and He knows that He has the answers already…even when we can’t see them yet.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …
See…the hardest part for all of us living in these “I want it now” world is waiting on God. We have no idea why something might be happening in our lives, but He does. God knows if He is planning on using your testimony for someone else down the road. And unless you go through some difficulties, how could you possible help them if you haven’t experienced it yourself? He also knows what His plans are for your life and how amazing it’s going to be! But again…the hardest part is for us to wait patiently upon Him and wait for His perfect timing.
Isaiah 40:31 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
So today, I’m asking all of us to breathe a bit easier as we go through the difficulties. I completely understand that they seem to be getting more intense and more often. Please keep reminding yourself that there is absolutely nothing that can come against you that He doesn’t already have an answer for. Keep your eyes on Him and everything will be alright. Because when He brings you through the difficulties, you will soar to new heights. You will have more than enough. Your pain will subside being replaced with His amazing love, strength, and renewed vitality!
He will bring you through at the perfect time, the perfect way, and with the perfect results! He is GOD OF ALL! There is nothing too hard for Him! He wants you to be successful! He wants you in good health! He wants you to have more than enough! Jesus came to give you life and life more abundantly!
YOU CAN’T FAIL WHEN GOD IS IN CHARGE!
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