Many of us have faith that God can work in our lives up to a point. And, we even exercise that faith. But, what happens when things fall apart? What happens when things get worse than we ever expected? Do we, will we, have faith in God then?
Believers, we must live our lives here on earth knowing that we don’t belong here. We will escape the battles and the struggles one day.
It’s been a long time, a long hard slog, and we feel discouraged. We know God has helped us. We know He has seen us through so far… but will it ever end? Will we be hiding in the wilderness forever?? Will our finances ever get straightened out? Will our health, or the health of a loved one, ever get better??
But I know, that I know, that I know, my God does ALL things well. He has a purpose for every single thing that He does, and our part as His child is to trust Him even when current circumstances may seem hopeless or unfair.
I cannot have answers right now; but I have The God who has all those answers, and it is enough that He carries them within His heart; that great, loving, merciful heart that He shares so freely with His beloved.
Why was there was no room at the inn for Joseph and Mary about to give birth to Jesus? Joseph and Mary had found favor with God. They had accepted God’s will for their lives and were humbly performing the tasks set before them. Why didn’t God prepare a nice comfortable room for them in Bethlehem?
As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He was my friend…
1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Try to remember that we’re all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark, you know…
It might seem that God isn’t answering our prayers, but that does not mean we should give up and it does not mean we should look for help anywhere else. Eventually, God will answer. He might not answer in the way we expect, and the time may seem long from our human perspective. But He WILL answer.
In the midst of struggle tinged with pain
I must never once forget
That the Son who made the brightest skies
will raise me up to them yet.