Life is full of pain and problems of all sorts, sizes and shapes. I’ve had my fair share of trials and tribulations in life, and admittedly, even had days where if I knew exactly what it meant to give up, I would have.
Early in my walk with the Lord, I never really understood the necessity of going through various seasons in life. I used to freak out when stormy days came, when my life was filled with difficulties and when my heart got battered by the overwhelming torrent of uncertainties. I was confronted with the temptation to seek quick, temporary relief so I could cope and make my life a little better. But it was during this time that the Lord opened my eyes to the opportunity to come to Him by faith and choose the wonderful principles He had provided for dealing with my troubled heart. Subsequently, the Lord helped me realize that the way I react to storms internally tells me where I’m at spiritually. This has always been the case whenever I go through bumpy, discouraging and heartbreaking times – they reveal the condition of my heart.
Such as now.
I wish I could share an in-depth account of the storm that I’ve been waiting to wither for the past three weeks, but it would require volumes of blog posts to detail what I’m going through. The only thing warming my heart right now are biblical comforts reminding me to count it all joy when I fall into trials for these are sent to test and purify my faith. I don’t really know exactly what the future holds but, as a Christian, I do know Him who holds the future. I’m just praying that I would grow in my understanding that God will come through at the right moment. After all, God remains God despite my circumstances.
Life can be a total suckage sometimes… but I’m still blown away by God’s goodness.
“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”