In this world, you will face trials, difficulties, hard times. God warns us of such.
At times it will seem like you are surrounded by a flood of difficulty. Other times you may feel as if you are walking through the fire of hardship.
Sometimes trials occur to test us. Other times they serve to strengthen us. Still other times they serve to distract us.
In the midst of the trial, we may be tempted to question God: Is God still there? Does He even care? Has He left me to face this on my own?
Yet, if we will pursue God and what He has for us, we have the opportunity to see His provision and faithfulness. Often, that which we find so difficult and disheartening, is the very thing that brings us closer to Him.
In the midst of trials we succumb to believing lies: Things will never get better; Nobody understands; Bad things always happen to me. Those lies can pull us deeper into the pit of depression and despair. As the enemy of our soul whispers lies to us, he tries to distract us from God’s truth.
To fight that slippery slope, we must determine the lies we are believing and replace them with God’s truth.
The truth as it was written in Isaiah 43:2 reminds us that “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
So when you are going through difficult times, you don’t need to worry that you aren’t strong enough to handle the situation. Instead, know that you don’t go through those times alone. It is He who walks this journey with you who will strengthen you through it.
How can you trust Him with the difficult trials you are facing?