Have you ever had to walk without knowing what tomorrow would bring? It's those times in our life that I feel like we get closer to God. We can't see and therefore, the only one we can trust is Jesus! Currently, I have friends that are having to walk with little answers and numerous questions.
God wants us to understand that when we have a situation where we can't see; He is working for the glory of His kingdom. Hard to swallow when you're going through the trial, I know. For I have walked many miles not being able to see what was ahead and yet, when I got there I saw God.
During these times, do you lose heart? Do you think God has left you and doesn't love you? I am sure you all have faced a time like this. We question God and ask, why me? We may never know the answer to this question. Because of the world, we believe when bad things happen to us, we did something wrong or life is just unfair. Guess what, life is unfair. From the fall of Eve, our lives became moments of hard knocks and unfair circumstances. But in the quiet, God provides a light, only known to the men and women that call upon Him.
So if your faith is being tested and the pit is getting deeper, remember all the times Christ was with you, holding you up and showing you the way. It will be in those treasured memories that you will find the strength to persevere and to believe that God is working, even in the unseen.
I caution all of us not to worry in the details. We can't see that far, only Christ can, so give your worries to the King and pray for direction and wisdom. He will provide your manna today, so quit asking about tomorrow and live for today. For if Christ has chosen to work on you, He is working on you for the eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NKJV:
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us as far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
All of us are perishing, from the time we are born, we begin to die. Our bodies will decay and we will age. If we only concentrate on that, we will lose the blessing of the Lord molding us and making us His own. I trust God to help me through the hard times and I pray that if I am tested; He will bring people into my life that will pray without ceasing. God loves us and we must remember always, that this life is not ours, it's His. If we can do only one thing, we must put God first and remember that. Treasure the correction, be good students, and love others. I know the road gets hard but we have the Holy Spirit and He will guide us through the turbulent waters of affliction. If you ever need a prayer partner, please email me, I promise to be faithful!
My prayer today:
Lord, I come before you a woman praying for those that are afflicted. It is so easy to face trials when we know the outcome and yet, we are called to walk toward the invisible. We can't see tomorrow but you can. I pray that we would become women that seek you even when the answers are not there. Help us to treasure the times you were with us and brought us through a trial. We need your protection and strength to get through each day. We desire you to reveal yourself to us daily and to grow us in the eternal. We look forward to your coming but until then, we pray that we would be women of faith, loving You, loving others and taking each day as it comes. Be with us today and thank You for tomorrow. Bless us as we grow closer to You and grow us up to glorify You. In Jesus name, AMEN