By Stacy Y Whyte
You must lean on God every day because He will work with you and perfect you for His good pleasure. Therefore, even when you experience distress and despair it is imperative that you draw near to God and His word. Trusting in God is a major factor that everyone needs to possess as you journey in life. God will sometimes take you to a place where you will see no one but Him and you will have no choice but to trust Him to deliver you. Trust is not just given to anyone on a platter it is earned over time. Therefore, you should trust others based on tenor, association and actions displayed because a person’s action speaks louder than words. There are instances when God permits things to happen in your life to build your trust, integrity and character. In essence, you may experience sickness but God is still your healer and you may have a lack right now but God is your provider. You may ask, “Why am I struggling if God is my Provider?” During this time you must enter into that place that is known as trust and hide His word in your heart. Whether the situation is difficult or you have fallen on tough times God still have you in the palm of His hands and is taking steps with you to perfect everything that concerns you.
Fearing God and keeping His commands is after all mankind’s ultimate purpose. There is a season for everything that you experience in life and you have to learn how to balance them both. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord will deliver you from them all and He will teach you how to sojourn in life as a pilgrim. You will fall down but you will not let the fall keep you back – you will get up, dust yourself off and move forward into the plan that God has for your life. Adam and Eve sinned and the entire human race was sentenced for that mistake but Jesus stepped in and took that curse away. The blanket of sin that was wrapping around us was replaced with a greater coverage from Jesus when His shed blood redeemed mankind from this curse. Each person now has the opportunity to live a fulfilled life with the hope of eternal life in glory. Life is not made ice cream and peaches you will go through different seasons and God will travel with you in all of them. He will not leave you abandoned in the valley because He is a Sustainer and a Keeper.
The Holy writings in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11 states, “There is a special time for everything. There is a time for everything that happens under heaven. There is a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pick what is planted. There is a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up. There is a time to cry, and a time to laugh; a time to have sorrow, and a time to dance. There is a time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to kiss, and a time to turn from kissing. There is a time to try to find, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away. There is a time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; a time to be quiet, and a time to speak. There is a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has put thoughts of the forever in man’s mind, yet man cannot understand the work God has done from the beginning to the end.”
When life happens, whether it be a tragedy of losing a loved one or it is the excitement of attaining a great accomplishment it certainly opens you up to new perspective. Subsequently, everything that happens in your life God is already aware of it and it does not surprise Him. You may not understand why you are dealing with your current issue because you are finite but God is infinite in all His ways and in all He does. In your most difficult moment when your heart is hurting and broken you have to trust God with your heart even when you don’t see His hand – He will come through for you and deliver you from that thorn, heal your whole being and position you to meet the original designed that He created just for you. As humans you will never understand everything about what God does or when He does it but it is always for your own good. Romans 8:28 states, “We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are chosen to be a part of His plan.” You are justified by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ so lift up your head to God and He will take away that inability and bring you increase as you step forward into the promise that He as waiting for you.