But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
Tough times, frustrations, trials and struggles in life happen to everyone and are inevitable. Bad things happen to good people and good things may happen to bad people, we face illnesses, financial struggles, divorce and death because we live in an imperfect world.
God often allows struggles in life to mold us and grow us up. If everything in life were easy and handed to us we wouldn’t grow up much we would remain as children expecting things to always go our way and we would be of no help to anyone else. It is often through our struggles in life that we draw closer to God, we learn to trust Him and we gain a better understanding of the fact that we cannot do it all alone.
Here is something to consider; when you face struggles and disappointments in life how do you handle it? Do you run around desperately trying to figure everything out or do you rest in Him and give Him the opportunity to speak to you and guide you into all that He has planned? Do you hold fast to His steps or are your steps just fast, running you all over the place because you are too terrified to just “Be Still and Know That He Is God”? Don’t allow Satan to get you worked up into a frenzy thinking you must be doing something to ‘fix it’ because after all, ‘what will people think?’. Satan will lie to you and try to get your eyes off God, he will try to get you to turn aside and get off track for what God has planned. Stop for a minute today and ask yourself if you are trusting God or are you frantically trying to do it yourself!
God is right by your side, He knows the way that you are taking. He wants to mold you into something beautiful. Trust Him, don’t get off track, don’t go your own way. Know that He is God, Be still and shut out Satan’s lies, don’t give Satan any room to cause problems. Hold on to the path God has put you on and if you have done all that He has told you to do and there’s nothing else to do then take this time to rest in Him and allow Him to speak to your heart about what is next. Don’t get so busy trying to figure it out that you miss it completely! When your problems seem overwhelming it is often too easy to take our eyes off God. I challenge you today to stay focused on Him! The best is yet to come!
“God never consults your past to determine your future.” Mike Murdock