TRUSTING GOD IN LIFE CHALLENGES.
Life is unpredictable and can pose several outcomes, sometimes good and other times bad, and as we move along the journey of life we are confronted with challenges of varying degree and duration.
Many people only think of God as good when things work out good and consider God as uncaring and unjust when things take a different turn, then they start to waiver in faith.
God’s nature and character are unchanging and God is ever faithful and just to stay true to His promises and we are to stay firm and keep hope in His promises even when things are unsteady, challenging, and uncertain.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3: 5-8
The Scripture is very instructive on the distinct ways God can help us, not only in preventing challenging times but also to make us remain steadfast and unshaken when challenges do come and subsequently overcome them.
God demands our faith, He requires that we trust in him with all our heart; to trust is to believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of God, we need to believe in His word and it is expected that we do this daily.
After establishing the need to trust God, how exactly can we do that in our everyday life?
- Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 peter 5:7, because God loves you, you can build your trust in Him by talking about all your feelings and circumstances with Him, the good and hard through prayer. Philippians 4:6-7; do not let your emotion have control of your life, present it to God in prayers He will help you address it.
- Confront your fears and confess your unbelief; you can tell God how you feel and in what areas of your life you are struggling to trust Him.
- Delight in His words and meditate upon them day and night. Psalms 1:2; when you trust God, you will go to His words when things get foggy and tough and get the reassurance of His promises.
God is faithful and just, and He will never leave us nor forsake us even in our times of challenges. God is committed to His children and will make all things work for our good.
Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to be steadfast and keep faith even amid the storms.