Have you ever gone through such a difficult situation in your life that you have felt forgotten by God? Maybe you thought God, where are you? or Why did this happen to me? or When is it ever going to get better? Maybe it is an illness, a financial difficulty, loss of a loved one, relationship conflict, divorce, or a combination of things.
There have been many times in my life, as I’m sure have been in yours, when I did not feel delivered from a situation as I wanted. Such times leave me wondering WHY; and it’s here that the deepest lessons of faith are often developed. We simply learn to trust the wisdom of God’s will, and we develop a stiffer spine in the process.
What I have learned is that we cannot escape trials. James chapter 1 reminds us to be prepared because we will face many trials in this life. As someone once said, you are either IN trouble, have just COME OUT OF trouble, or are about to ENTER trouble.
If you are in trouble right now, you are not alone. God’s choicest saints have had such seasons of darkness in their lives that lasted days, weeks, months, and even years. But God always comes through. He has not forgotten you. Don’t try to get off the train while you are going through a tunnel; if you get off the train too soon then you’ll get more scars than if you stayed on.
Hold on. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. (James 1:2-4 Message)
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