God will ALWAYS make a way when there seems to be no way!
Sometimes, life can get quite overwhelming, and we get weary from the waiting . . . from the not knowing; but did you know that these emotions, although understandable, since we are human and not all spirit—can take away from the work that God has planned for us? God wants us to overcome all things that come our way, and we can, with Him; but we can’t, if we DON’T allow Him to.
If we try to hold onto our circumstances, for whatever reason, we are the reason for the delay, in our deliverance. We lay our burdens at Jesus’ feet, but then we take them back, in one way or another. We think about them; we worry; we stress; we get frustrated; we get upset; we get weary . . . well, it’s never ending. Why would we pick our weight back up, when we had already laid it in God’s hands?
We need to learn to trust in Him! He IS working all things for good, and we just need to learn to let things go. To NOT worry. ALL things WILL fall into place, in God’s perfect time . . . not ours!
1. God is truly in control.
If God is God, then nothing happens apart from His knowledge and permission.
While it is difficult to imagine why God allows some painful things to happen, His character, revealed in the Bible and through the testing of generations, leads us to the conclusion that He is willing and able to sustain you during the worst of times.
We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves, but on God who can raise the dead.
2. There is an eternal life to come.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the Glory He will give us later.
He will keep you strong right up to the end, and He will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
3. The story isn’t finished yet.
SEE ALSO: “Jesus Is Our Hope In The Darkness!”
Time after time, the Bible records hopeless situations that ultimately ended in victory. Think of Job’s sickness, Josephs betrayal by his brothers, David’s adultery and the many who were healed in mind, body and spirit. But Joseph told them, don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, to judge and punish you? As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil. He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people.
4. God has not given up on you!
Don’t give up on Him. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
5. There is likely purpose in your pain.
Ask God to reveal His purpose in allowing this difficulty in your life. That’s a legitimate question to ask. Often, the answer comes in the process of dealing with your circumstance.
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
6. You are loved!
Even the most unlovable person in the world is actually loved so much by God, that He let His Son die a terrible death to restore their relationship. God does love you!
He sees your pain and weeps with you. He has sent Me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. … To all who mourn in Israel, He will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the Lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for His own glory.
7. Your prayers are heard.
[Parents], if your children ask you for [a] loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him?
8. You are not facing this alone.
For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never forsake you. That is why we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
9. Others have made it through you can too.
Try to connect with others who have gone through similar situations. You will find hope, strength and encouragement. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
10. Reach out to someone else who is struggling.
Place your focus on someone else and invest your life in him or her. You may discover that your peace of mind is found in being a source of hope for another. All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.
When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
VERSES TO REFLECT ON:
Psalm 3:2-6 (KJV)
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
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