Everything will work out in the end. For now, hold your peace, find the strength to keep believing and the courage to keep moving forward. You have the grace to get through today!
In life, there will be good days and bad days. Some of your good days will be better than others. Make no mistake: Everyone will weather the storms of life, no exception! Everyone at some point will go through hard times. No exception.
A life without problems, obstacles, challenges, enemies, uncertainty, and doubts simply do not exist. But we serve a God who is above time, human circumstances and understanding and through Him, all things are possible when we believe.
Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Deuteronomy 4:39, ESV.
Whatever valley or wilderness you found yourself today, either by design or default, embrace and grow through it. Any attempt to resist would only hurt you the more.
No matter what life throws at you – chose to be at peace regardless. Take care of your thoughts and mind. Your peace, joy, and wholeness do not depend on your circumstances. Love yourself like never before.
Change does not happen in the Promised Land or the Palace. Transformation happens on the road to Damascus, in the fiery furnace, in the pit, prison, and in the wilderness. You are being transformed even on your worst day God is at work in you.
Tough seasons have driven me to seek solace in solitude and embrace vulnerability, humility, powerlessness, and surrender. Through crises, I’ve learned to have faith in God and be still. I’ve learned to be ok with not being ok and take one day at a time. Who knew that crises have many hidden blessings.
Whatever you might be going through, sometimes things may get worse before they get better. Probably not what you want to hear.
Instead of worrying, pray.
Instead of resisting, surrender.
Instead of being depressed, be still.
Instead of giving up, look up to Heaven.
Instead of crying, meditate on God’s word.
Instead of entertaining doubt, worship God
Instead of trusting in man, have faith in God.
Instead of striving for more, be thankful for what you have.
Instead of talking about your problems, count your blessings.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:24
What I know today: As long as I do my part, I can always depend on God to do his. He never fails.
Whatsoever your heart desires. Be bold enough to ask God. Be consistent in prayer. Be patient in waiting and believe it’ is done!
I am thankful for tough seasons, difficult people, disappointments, and uncertainties in life. They have taught me how to cling to God, love myself, forgive quickly, judge no one, be courageous, have compassion, and live with curiosity and contentment.
Even if your worst fear comes true, continue to fix your eyes on Jesus, the Prince of peace and the Lord over the storm. Your present trouble is not unto death, but for the glory of God. Your life is not unraveling; God is perfecting you.
In the meantime, do hard things, be still, face the hurt, meditate on the word, cry out to God, tend to your soul, and have a pleasant attitude. That is how to live in and out of season consistently and win the battle.
Prayer: In waiting, may you be transformed, renewed, grow in wisdom and peace, discover mysteries through courage, truth, hope, and faith in Jesus Christ.