Lately I have been reading a variety of devotionals and inspirational works that are all Bible-based. There are questions that I have that I don’t have answers for, and the best place to find the answer is in the Bible.
Change has always been difficult for me and particularly in this season, I am truly struggling. So I’ve been leaning on Jesus a great deal and asking for Him to love on me a little extra each day.
Something that I have learned is that we go through seasons. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 8 NIV) When we go through a season of difficulty, it is to make us stronger and wiser. You have the choice to grow, and thats what I’m choosing to do. Yes, I have my weaknesses and doubts and negative thoughts that creep into my mind, but I fight against them with the hope and faith in my God– He is greater.
One of the biggest questions that I have been asking is, “Why?” I keep thinking with my human mind about all the reasons what is happening is all wrong or shouldn’t be happening and I have to take a step back and remember God’s mind is way greater. (Isaiah 55:9 NIV) He knows what is in store for us and it is good. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
I may not receive my answer today or tomorrow– it may never come clearly, who knows. Yet thats what this is all about! Even if we don’t understand why something is happening, we have to put our trust and faith in the Lord! (Proverbs 3:5 – 6 NIV) That is what He wants– He wants our belief and trust in Him. He wants us to lean on Him during our struggles and to praise Him always. (1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18 NIV) God loves us.
Straight from the Bible here are three things to remember during our difficult seasons:
- Rejoice (in hope)
- Patience (during your trial)
- Prayer (continuously)
Don’t let your struggle bring you down; don’t let anything steal your joy. I know it is tough, we are only human. I have ridden an emotional rollercoaster each day since my season began; some rides wilder than others. But we have to push through. We can and will overcome because God overcame the world.
Seasons change; this one will not last forever. Keep the faith.
With love and grace, enjoy your day lovelies.