In the hard times of life, the presence, the word, and the encouragement of just one friend can make all the difference. We only need one to come alongside us and give us hope. Where do you turn when you don’t have the one?
Scripture tells us that trials will come. Whether it’s depression we are facing, or cancer, financial crisis, or any other “storm,” we have a choice to make on where to give our focus so that we can find peace in the storm.
Life is hard. Sometimes things don’t go the way we hope. Sometimes things don’t go the way we plan. Sometimes life just seems so difficult, like we’ll never make it to our destiny. But we can’t give up. God has plans for each of us. And God’s plans are good.
Do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean, waiting for someone to throw you a life preserver? Have you been praying the same prayer and wondered why God hasn’t answered, or delivered you from your trial? I’ve been there many times. I’ve grown weary while waiting on God to answer. Through it all, I’ve learned valuable lessons about trusting God during the process.
Sometimes the hardest days end up bringing the most hope. On those days when everything in us cries out, “If only…” we may need to shift our perspective to see hope renewed. Will you trust Him with your “if only…”?
Have you ever grown tired in your struggle? Weary of trying? Wondered “why bother?” It might shock some to know, I have. I learned valuable lessons while watching the sunrise on a crabby morning. The most unlikely of creatures taught me about the peace that comes from perseverance.