With God’s Spirit working in us and through us as followers we can get through what we’re going through. The apostle Paul says this is the very time we can learn to trust Jesus: “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am” (Philippians 4:13 MSG). If we want to make a significant contribution to the Kingdom of God, we cannot sidestep the difficult seasons of life. Getting through what you’re going through requires a shift. Instead of asking, “Why me?” ask, “What do I do with this, God?” I hope you have an amazing day as you take your eyes off the situation and instead look through the eyes of Hope in Jesus. Love you all.
“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8–9
Sometimes adversity seems to be a constant companion. It can cause us to begin to feel the trouble we are facing is never ending. It’s not easy, to look past the current circumstance and see the lasting benefits, born in the midst of the incredibly painful times in our lives. We see instead, shattered dreams; a broken trust; a lonely life; tears instead of laughter and a future that does not seem so very bright.
If we could for a moment, take our eyes off the situation and instead look through the eyes of hope, to see that in the midst of it all, God is performing some of His best work ever. We will find comfort, as His hands embrace us, and begin to discover true joy and peace in the center of it all. We will see that the pain and heartbreak do not serve to destroy, but to strengthen our faith, build great character and cause us to become firmly rooted. There is not one of us that have all the answers, but we can certainly trust in the One who does. God is loving and good, all the time. He doesn’t make mistakes and He is never unkind.