4 Things To Do When Faced With Difficult Times8:00 AM
Pain is something anyone, anywhere in this world is familiar with.
We all have our stories of pain and difficult times. How our story ends though is up to us.
I love it when people use the difficult times in their lives as an opportunity to grow. It gives me so much hope.
Charmaine's story is one such story.
Read on and be inspired.
4 Things To Do When Faced With Difficult Times
The past ten months have been really rough. When I look back, I’m in awe of how we managed to survive. I can’t help but wonder at how merciful, faithful and gracious God has always been; He enabled us to make it through each painful and trying day.
I don’t know what you’re going through. Maybe someone you love is currently fighting the same battle my mother is faced. Maybe you’re dealing with an unspeakable pain nobody understands, no matter how much you try.
The bottom line is: we’re tired. We carry burdens every day but our shoulders aren’t that strong. Our hearts are about to faint. Some of us are near the end of the rope.
What do we do?
We Hold On To Our FaithHebrews 11:1 states “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Based on this, faith is two things. First, it’s confidence in what we hope for. For me, it means putting my confidence in what God said over what my eyes see. It means hoping on God’s promises despite what my circumstances. It means getting up on days you’d rather stay in bed, smiling on days you want to cry, and continue with your life like you’re carrying nothing because God is faithful to you every step of the way.
We Rest In God’s FeetWhen we wake up to difficult circumstances, we shouldn’t busy ourselves, trying to figure out how we’ll make it through our trouble. Instead, we sit at Jesus’ feet and receive from Him. It doesn’t mean that we should stop working. Resting in God’s feet means we honor our quality time with Him. We continue to seek Him so our minds get renewed and we see our situation from His perspective; not from our limited sight. This way, we are not only renewed, we are encouraged and revived.
We Trust In God’s Will
We don’t always understand God’s will. Some things happen which we can’t comprehend. Maybe in your struggle, you asked God why. I did. I often ask Him why He allowed cancer to strike and debilitate my mother. As I seek Him, I understand that when God leads us to deeper waters, we can be assured that He has His reasons. We can trust in the knowledge that our circumstances are going to be for our good and for His glory.
We Stay In His LoveThe truth is, either my mother will be cured of cancer or she will die of it or of something else. I struggled with accepting this fact before. But now, I already understand God’s purpose. It’s still painful and I can’t even imagine how painful it’s going to be if my greatest fear happens instead of my greatest hope. Whatever happens, I know God will give me the grace to stay in His love.
Whatever it is you’re dealing with, if you trust Him and you surrender your life to Him, I’m positive He will do the same for you, too.
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