Many of you can testify that life is not always easy and it seems the older we get, the harder life gets. Undoubtedly, nobody has life figured out completely and nobody gets through life easily. We all have struggles. We may not have the same struggles, but we all have our own things to get through. We deal with sickness, loss of loved ones, financial problems and so many other things and it is never easy. We all have to go through school and graduate and find jobs and try to figure out what we want to do with our lives and who we want to spend it with. Unfortunately, we worry about the future and we try to predict what the future holds, but that is impossible and something that only God knows.
Here’s the good news, in Luke 1:37 we find this nugget of encouragement; “For nothing is impossible God.” The reality is that in every life situation, good or bad, we have to learn to trust God. When life is good and everything is going right, we often forget to thank God for what he is doing in our lives and giving us the good things. The moment that things take a turn for the worst and we start running into stumbling blocks, constraints, and obstacles, we go running to God asking Him for help and pleading for Him to lead our path. In lieu of running to God during difficult times, we should be running to Him at all times, no matter if they are good or bad and as you know, this will build faith and strengthen your relationship with Him.
I Peter 5:10 reminds us that, “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” This scripture is filled with fire and if it speaks to your situation, hold onto to this nugget of truth and do not get discouraged when times are tough. Remember, what’s impossible for you is possible God and He will get you through the hard times. Trust in Him, but recognize life’s journey may not be easy but it will definitely be worth the struggle because “God causes all things to work together for good, for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose”(Romans 8:28).