Bills, school, work (maybe even unemployment), family issues, sickness and diseases, broken relationships… The list goes on and on. We all face problems daily that make us really question God. “Are you even real?”, “if you loved my mom, why did you allow her to pass away?”, I work hard, tithe, and I give to the homeless, why can’t my bills ever get paid on time for a change?”, and some of us get a bit crazy and say “God, will I get married before you return?” (Funny, but serious). Many of us go through trying times and we want to know where God is. I can tell you where He is. It’s easy because He never moved, He is right beside you! God is carrying you through every situation, sickness, struggle, fire, storm, and he is bringing you out more refined, more humble, and ultimately more dependent on Him. Remember the scripture that says God gives beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3)? Well you must go through the fire to get the ashes that God exchanges for beauty. No cross, no crown. We all have to go through something, it’s inevitable and quite profitable if you stay in it and learn from it.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)
God is bigger than whatever is stressing you out. Don’t allow problems to determine how you see God, let God change the way you see your problems. Remember that everything we go through won’t be good, but it will be for our good. Meaning you may experience many losses, but God now has more room to give you more or something better. However, I don’t want you to focus on finances, money doesn’t determine if you have a relationship with God. Sometimes, God takes us through a famine to remind us that He alone can sustain. The devil knows we already have the victory, it’s just up to you to understand the concept. You are fighting from victory, not for victory. No matter what you go through, it can do nothing but build you up. The enemy wants to knock you to your feet, but guess what? You’re in perfect position to pray and allow God to strengthen and lift you right back up. Win-Win situation!
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Choose today to no longer live by feelings, but by your faith in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:7). Problems will arise, maybe right after reading this blog, but guess what, God is with you in trouble (Psalms 46:1). Don’t run away from it, God is with you. God allowed the enemy to make weapons, but He won’t allow any of them to prosper (Isaiah 54:16-17). God promised to never leave us, be encouraged!
Declare this (by tweeting or setting this as your status):
My problems are only temporary, but my God is eternal. He will come though!
– Tovares Grey