Ever so often, when things are going smoothly in our lives, it’s really easy to trust God and His Word. We’re confident that God is who He says He is.
But hold on now.
Let’s flip the switch for a second.
What about when we’re going through difficult challenges in our lives that leave us feeling like we are drowning? What happens then?
The Word of God is quick to address these challenges and deliver hope to us.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you..
God is too faithful to leave you by yourself. Even when it seems like He’s not there, or it seems like He is silent, He is with you every step of the way.
“Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
Matthew 28:20 AMPC
This is reason right here to get your praise on. He will never leave us! Stand on the Word of God (declare it, meditate on it, pray with it) and put your trust in Him. The Bible says that all the promises of God have been fulfilled in Christ as a resounding Yes and Amen. God promised that He will never leave us. And He does not lie. Take God at His Word and see the vast difference it’ll make.
Trials don’t mean that God isn’t faithful. Neither are they indicators that you have done something bad. As a matter of fact, the Scriptures tell us to count it as an opportunity to rejoice when we face various trials ( James 1:2-4). They are meant to build us and cause our faith in God to be even stronger (1 Peter 1:7). Remember God causes all things to work together for our good (Romans 8:28).
Take a look at the life of David. Think of David alone in the wilderness with the Sheep. God was there with him and gave him victory over the lion and the bear. He drew from the faithfulness of God when he faced Goliath. He remembered how God delivered him in the wilderness, and he knew the Philistine giant would be no different.
When we draw from the faithfulness of God, we find strength. God has delivered you in time past. What makes you think He wouldn’t now? GOD DID NOT BRING YOU THIS FAR TO LEAVE YOU. God has a plan and a purpose for you (Jeremiah 1:5). Do not give up. Keep on trusting God and take Him at His Word, for it is Spirit and Life.
Fear not! He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion.
Main reference: Isaiah 43:2
Written by Tertsea Elisha Ivue