Trust God No Matter What!
Believers and Unbelievers have some things in common. One of the most important things that believers and unbelievers have in common is the fact that they need God. The difference is whether or not an individual will humble themselves before God and confess their need for him.
When people are faced with challenges, the first thing that we do is try to figure out how we got there and how we can get out. No one likes to go through. No one likes to fight for their life. No one likes to be depressed. No one likes to be worried. No one likes to feel overwhelmed. However, this is the state that challenges initially produce. Questions like, “why did that person walk out of my life? Why did they make a promise and then break it? Why did I lose my job? Why did I get sick? Why did this person have to die? We look for explanations, but we need strength. We look for answers, but we need guidance and support. We look for pity, but we need a push. We look for this and that, but we need the Savior. Someone to save us from the rut we maybe in. People can give you a temporary fix, but God is the one who can turn even the worst situations into the catalyst to your best situation. I read once that we prolong our pain when we wallow in the why question. James told us to Count it all Joy. We have to say, God I’m in this, so God I trust you to get me out of it. Therefore, my pain becomes an opportunity for God to show his power in my life over and over even in the toughest situations. Paul shared how he prayed three times for the thorn to be taken out of his flesh, but it was not removed. He did not understand why, but Jesus told him, “My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul took God at his word and moved on, and it is evident that he was going to move on by his response when he said “Therefore, I will glory in my tribulations.”
1 Corinthians 13:12- There will come a time when we will see things clearly, but right now we are limited. But we have to trust that God knows just what he is doing. Even the times when he allows things to befall us, we have to know that he has the power to get us out of the situation.
Corinthians 2:55 “For we walk by Faith and not by Sight.” In order for us to totally rely on God, we cannot see our way. When we think we can do it, we don’t pray we just get to work trying to fix it ourselves.
Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings to search out a matter.” Some of the answers that we need we can find in the word of God. However, we will not know what the answers are without seeking his face.