The question many people ask is where is God when life hurts? The truth is that Christ is on the throne with complete authority over all that believers face in this perishing world. That is the most comforting of all truths and yet so many people still are unable to stand in faith in times of trouble and strife. Without a doubt, we are living in perilous times. The increase of evil puts us all within the range of attack. We are trying to survive in a time when truth of God has been thrown to the ground and trampled. The hearts of most people have grown cold. It seems that everyday brings more heartache and pain as the forces of darkness have increased their effort to destroy lives. Yet, in spite of all this, Christ is still our hope.
“Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Your painful trial is temporary. The enemy wants you to believe that things will never change but that is a lie. The truth is that God sees your struggle as He is using it for your good. For that reason, you must never let your faith be nearsighted. Trust in God’s long-range plan for your future. You cannot fall so far that the grace of God is not able to restore your life and complete the purpose He began in you. You may feel that it feels like you are always up against mountains in your life. That might be so, but each time God will take you through your troubles, You must come to realize that those mountains never have the power to block your path. Your struggles have only served to reveal to you more of the love and power of Christ and to realize that you never were alone. All of your battles are being led by the army of God. You are a conqueror(Romans 8:37) because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.(1 John 4:4)
I know that so many of you are facing problems of every kind. It may feel like you are losing the battle but that will never happen. In the center of each storm is the magnificent power of God who is working all things out for good. He has a divine purpose charted out for everything that touches your life as a believer. He is looking for those who can trust Him in the bad times as well as the good times. That is what defines a true believer.
God’s power is not limited by the impossibility of your situation. He knows how to allow your pain to work out the purpose for which He planned. That is why we never give up and never surrender. We are a royal army who are being trained to rule in a kingdom that will never end. Be mindful that your struggles won’t endure, but through Christ, your eternal future will!.