We have all been there. At our wits end and wondering how in the world we are going to make it through this chaotic mess we call life. In situations like this, it seems like God is far away and no one is listening outside the four walls of our bedrooms. I know I have been there, wondering where is God’s booming voice through my even louder troubles. I’m not hesitant to admit that I have been petrified, completely paralyzed by fear because it seems like I am completely alone and won’t make it through.
But in times like this, it is important to remember who God is in our lives. God is our anchor and it is our job to allow Him to steady our minds and let His peace overflow throughout our troubles.
It is not easy! I know I allowed my faith to be shaken because my situations seemed grim.
Recently I took one of the biggest steps of my life, and it turned out to be one of the hardest. Being accepted into Southeastern University was my dream, and when it finally happened, “I thought great! I’m on my way!” But pretty soon that all felt out of reach. My head was down for a long time because I didn’t have enough faith on God’s promise.
Whenever you come to this point in your life, whether it’s dealing with the death of a loved one, separation in your family, or even heartbreak you need to remember God’s promise. John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Do you hear that? God has overcome the world. All of your troubles have been overcome by Him; and that is His promise.
Our faith needs to stand firm, and we need to be like Abraham who had a promise from God that seemed impossible. Sarah’s womb was barren, and Abraham was about 100 years old but justified by faith through God’s faithfulness! “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised,” (Romans 4:20-21). Abraham knew that God was going to do what He promised. It didn’t matter what his situation was, and we need to be like this.
Our God is a God of miracles and a God who is full of good plans for us.
It is up to us to fuel our faith in remembering God’s promises which are found in His word.“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” (Jeremiah 29:11).