This morning, as I’ve been sitting here in my office…trying to collect my thoughts from a week that has already been filled with what seems to be one struggle after another; God began to speak to my spirit and remind me that it’s not always easy to face these struggles; but at the same time, there is a reason for everything he allows within our lives.
I have truly come to see throughout my life that the hard times can definitely make a person feel as if they are walking down a darkened path…one that doesn’t hold even one glimpse of light. We seem to sit in these moments and wonder where God is. We know that He has the power to free us of these moments; so why doesn’t He.
As I’ve been sitting here…thinking on these thoughts…God led me to a Bible verse in John 13:7, which reads… “Jesus answered and said unto him, “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.” In other words…we need to trust God for the moments that just don’t seem clear to us at the time. One thing I know for sure…it isn’t always easy; because we know in our hearts and minds that God has complete control… but at the same time, there are other forces coming at us…evil forces that are trying to make us believe otherwise, which can make these difficult times seem more like a war, rather than a struggle.
How do we overcome the struggles of this life, while placing a steady and complete trust in God? First, we need to lean on God’s wisdom, rather than our own understanding, which means that we need to stop figuring out why these moments are taking place in our lives…and just go with God; knowing that He is the only One who can keep us on track. Let’s face it…we can’t assume anything, when we don’t even know what’s taking place at the time.
The final thing we need to do; is to stop submitting ourselves to these moments of struggle and what they are attempting to convey to us and start submitting ourselves completely to God…for moments such as these will only keep us caught up within a web of deception.
The encouragement that can help us and give us all that glimpse of hope we need today; is that a time will come, when God’s purpose behind these moments of struggle will be made complete…and that will not only be the time when we are freed from the struggle…but also the time when everything will once more be made clear to us…so let’s let go of the struggle and take hold of God.
Have a very blessed day…and just know that God hasn’t forgotten you!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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