How hard it is to stand fast in faith when the circumstances swirling around you press hard to prove to you that there is no hope. It seems that no one understands your plight – and worse that those who understand don’t care enough to bear under the weight with you. Living in this world can move you to lose heart – were it not for The One in whom our hope lies.
When you or someone you love is sick, and there is no human cure for the disease. When sadness and hopeless overtakes your mind in depressive thoughts. When financial burdens seem insurmountable. When a besetting sin seems to gain more and more control over you day by day. When you have followed the voice of God, yet see only hardship. When those who say they love you disappoint you. All of us have faced one of these moments – or perhaps you are in one of these moments right now!
Know this – God really is a faithful God. It is hard for us to fathom sometimes that He is faithful – or even that He is good when things seem to go so very wrong. But remember that God is the God of all things – he brings both the wonderful and the dreadful.
Isaiah 45: 6, 7 That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well- being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these
No matter what the great theologians say create and allow are two very different terms. (God certainly does not create moral evil – that comes through the willful rejection of His will by His created beings, namely us!) But, whatever you are going through – know that as a child of God (one that is obedient to His will and believes upon His son Jesus, who is the Christ) it is all for the glory of God! All of it!
Psalm 34:19 is our comfort: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
No matter what, my friend, you are not desolate because The Almighty One has not forsaken you.
As for me, God is my hope. He is my only hope! More than that, I am faithful to believe that He is faithful to complete what He has started and he is faithful to accomplish His word. So – don’t fret – pray! Stand Firm! See the Salvation of the Lord! Be faithful to Believe that He Will Deliver You!