Good morning lovely ones! Y’all doing well? I am. I have something to share. It all comes to mind and then I believe it always compels me to write about it because there’s something just special about it. So, my post will probably be a bit short today, but it’ll get happening anyway.
Have you probably found yourself trying to analyze things happening in your life just so you understand it? Let us take for example, you’re a person who’s been looking for a job for the last 3 years and none has seemed forthcoming. What’s happening in the world today is that people are working more with networks. You probably have none but God. It looks vague but He is all you got.
You probably have a very sick relative who is also all you got. They’ve been in and out of hospital but still, no healing, just accumulating bills. All you have and all you fall heavily on, is God. People may probably have told you, there’s probably no hope. The relative is not meant to live much longer.
You have relatives close to you addicted to alcohol. They are not doing well. Some never go to church. There’s never any kind of glory you have seen in your home. None happening to you. All that comes to you is the toughest. Nothing has truly come easy and for what you have so far achieved, it has all been a great struggle. You’ve got great talent, you are very wise, but you have no idea of what to do with all that so you are just there hoping that someday, things will change.
So what has this caused you to do? You have only God. So now you are trying to understand Him.You now want to know how exactly He is working situations round. You ask questions. When will this end? When ever will my situation change? When will I start to experience Your glory? Why are things ever so tough?
Now here’s what I felt because I have been here also. Does God allow tough situations come our way? Yes He does. Does He work differently in the lives of everyone? Yes He does. But why would He allow tough situations yet He is all good? Intentional? He does it all for love. Take an example of you. Do you remember when you were little? I do and I remember how mum would whip me seriously. She did so when I did wrong and today I live well in knowing she did it all for good. At the time I’d think “mmmh… mum hates me” but today, I’m more grateful for that beating. She did it for love so she’d see a better woman become of me.
The same way, God allows pain because He loves us and so that we may become better and stronger… I have seen this from an article I was reading, of why God allows tough times.
We are tested to teach us to rely on God “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many” (2 Corinthians 1:8-11).
So if you have only God. Then you have all you need during this time of great trial. I understand how difficult the endurance part maybe, but yes. It is all for good. In fact when asked, when asked why you have been in such a situation you can’t change for so long, boldly say you believe that God will change it someday. He did it for Hannah, He did it for Sarah, He did it for Jacob who labored seven plus seven years to get Rachael. He will do it for you who’s prayed for that breakthrough since forever. He is not silent to your cry. He is aware of all that’s going on. He still needs you to keep depending on only Him.
Finally, stop trying to understand God. Stop trying to analyze how He works. Stop putting Him to tests so He gets to prove Himself to you. Only love Him and keep believing He is working for your good.
Here’s to a smile for Friday, and for the breakthrough that’s coming your way in Jesus’ Name. Thank you so much for reading. Share widely and have a blessed day and weekend filled with renewed hope and faith.
From my heart to yours. 🙂