Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. Psalm 71:20 NIV
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NIV
Have you reached the point in your spiritual life that you have complete faith and trust in God? Do you thank Him for the troubles of trials and tribulations in your life? Those are certainly thought-provoking questions that allow our blinded eyes to open and give us a reality check as to where we really are in our relationship with God.
God allows us to “see troubles.” Although we are facing some hard times that leave us feeling overwhelmed and alone; it simply is not true. Our self-reliance is enmity against God who is our Heavenly Father. Faith and trust in God cannot be strengthened by words only, it takes the trials of life that place us in a helpless situation to deepen our relationship with our Creator.
There will be many twists and turns that we will experience traveling down the Path of Salvation; even so, God will guide us through and we will have victorious outcomes, according to His will and plan for our lives. No matter how difficult our situation is, Be Steadfast, God will bring resolution; it is up to us to trust in Him in spite of the valley lows in our lives.
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 NLT
We must redirect our focus when our lives present overwhelming challenges: God’s power is only limited by our perception, we must believe that He can and will do exactly what He has promised.
Be strong and courageous;…Deuteronomy 31:6 …I will never leave you; never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
Bible Reading: Psalm 27
Prayer for today: Dear God, In our humanness we consistently fail to recognize your great power that can bring resolution to every trial and tribulation that we face in our lives. We ask forgiveness for minimizing your greatness to the level of our limited understanding. We pray for spiritual growth; we pray for unwavering faith and trust in you, no matter how devastating our circumstances are. We pray for complete confidence to fully see your goodness and your mercy. We lay our burdens at your feet and we commit to patiently waiting no matter what we are experiencing in our lives. We thank you for loving us, for caring for us, for the sacrifice of your Son that we may have eternal life if we so choose. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in the Worthy name of Jesus. Amen.
©Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019