Easier said than done to write this post, but here I go…
While God doesn’t make bad things happen to us, we live in a fallen world and bad things will happen in life.
The challenges that come are opportunities to invite Jesus into our struggles and our trials and meet with Him in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
When we walk through challenges and overcome them with the help of Jesus, we are then able to reach out to people in a way we never could have on our own.
There are a few thing that you need to know in the midst of a challenging situation in life;
1. God is good…always and loves you with an everlasting love. If you have this assurance of knowing Him and making Jesus the Lord of your life, His love is always available even when things are hard.
2. Someone around you is hurting and doesn’t have the assurance of Jesus’ love and peace.
I’ve found that when I’ve walked through a particular hardship, that on the other side are people that need hope in that same struggle. While I might not LIKE what I’m walking through in a given season, I know there are always other people who will benefit from my testimony in the end.
We need hope in our difficulties. The world around us needs HOPE not just for the present circumstances, but for their eternity.
Question(s) of the day;
In what ways are you walking through challenges right now?
Have you invited Jesus into your present pain?
How do you think Jesus sees your physical, emotional, & spiritual pain?
Who around you needs hope and encouragement to hold on to His promises?
Scripture(s) of the day;
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Colossians 1:13 – He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.
Worship song of the day;
This song was written by John Mark McMillian and in the original format (below) he shares the testimony of how God met him when his friend Stephen died. “You met me in my breaking…I know that I still love You God despite the agony”…”He loves us, woah how He loves us…” This song has to this day marked me in difficult times. His love is still available in my pain.