We pursue academic degrees, career goals, healthy and happy relationships, establish families, and strive for financial stability. Who doesn’t enjoy a stable, peaceful, and productive life? Life is not perfect. We know that difficulties will arise. Yet, our emotions may escalate when challenged by stormy trials and changing circumstances. Many have anxiety about the unknown future. By relying on our limited abilities or other people, which may prove ineffective, we can become fearful, anxious, or angry with God.
Our daily schedule usually includes the known tasks. It is the unknown challenges that arise [causing chaos] that need to be resolved. A flat tire, unexpected expenses, pending job layoffs, decline in health, and family issues are just some of the many things that can wreck our peace.
Changing our Response to Difficulties
The first response is to pray. Including God in our day-to-day activities provides us with the faith and strength to overcome. “Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” (1 Peter 5:7, Amplified Bible).
Establish daily spiritual goals. When God is number one on our to-do list, we are not annoyed by the unknown or disturbed by our stormy trials. Praying and studying the Scriptures gives us unwavering faith and the confidence that God will take care of the obstacles. Remember, No Prayer–No Power! No Scriptures–No Strength!
Whether in peaceful times or facing trials, sorrows, and the anxieties of the unknown future, we can have faith and trust in our most excellent Resource, the known God. Live as an Overcomer! We are never alone! Trust God! Wait on God!
The Struggle is Real–Yet, the Apostle Paul says, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Prayer: God, we admit that we desperately need You and cannot resolve our battles alone. We ask for guidance and comfort from the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.