Clearly, we all know or should know that we are assured of victory in Christ, but how do we stay grounded in this truth day-to-day when the reality of our trials makes us feel far from victorious? What do we do when our circumstances seem more like a hindrance to serving the Lord and living our life to the fullest? No cap, even though we are confident in the truth of God’s Word and who we are in Christ, the effects of these circumstances can take a toll on our minds, bodies, and spirits.
Do I have your attention now?
Maybe your life has taken a detour, derailing your plans and leaving you unsure, or even afraid, of what your future may hold. Or maybe you were pursuing a goal, dream, or ministry opportunity when a devastating diagnosis or a strained relationship shut the door on where you thought God was leading you. Perhaps the loss of a loved one battling with COVID has sent you spiraling into unpredictable waves of grief, leaving you paralyzed and unsure of how to keep moving. There are countless circumstances that can leave us perplexed, afraid of the future, and feeling powerless to improve our situation.
However, despite how helpless we may feel in these moments, we are never truly helpless, and it’s never a surprise to God. In fact, it’s in these very moments that we are driven into a deeper trust in God’s sovereignty, goodness, faithfulness, and power, and have the opportunity to watch him work in ways that only He can.
With that said, when the bottom appears to be falling out from underneath your feet remember what David said in Psalm 34:17-18, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles [circumstances]. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Friends, it doesn’t matter how bad it gets, God will always get the glory because impossible circumstances are where God’s glory shine the brightest!