How do you react when things don’t go your way? Do you find yourself blaming God, resenting God or maybe even being mad at Him?

I think many people find themselves in this type of situation. When things go wrong, it often reveals what we are made of and what our relationship with God is made of.

When my kids were little, they often refused to hug me or give me kisses if things didn’t go their way. Children often withhold affection when they are disciplined or disappointed in a decision you’ve made.

How do you react when things don’t go your way? How do you feel when it seems like your prayers haven’t been answered?

Do you spend less time praying? Do you stay away from church? Does your Bible begin to collect dust on the shelf?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these, welcome to the club! You are not alone. I think it’s a human tendency to feel this way and react this way. But we don’t have to live in that space. It doesn’t have to be that way.

There’s a beautiful verse in the Bible that says that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called for┬áHis purposes. It’s difficult to see how the hurts, pain and disappointment in life can work out for our benefit. But all I can tell you is that I have seen it be true in my life and many other┬álives and I believe you will see it be true for your own life.

Don’t lose heart.

Don’t give up.

Don’t turn your back on God.

Instead, dig deep and get your brave on! We were never promised an easy life but God did promise us in the Bible that we can get through anything if we lean on Him.

It’s often in the worst of times that we can hear God the clearest and see Him move the most. Listen out for that still small voice that will comfort your soul and give you peace that makes no sense.

God always has a way through every trial, every heartache. We just have to seek Him and He will show us the way.

If you feel far from God or maybe you’ve turned your back on Him, can I encourage you to turn to Him one more time? He really is the only hope we have in this life and He is eager to get involved in your circumstances. Won’t you open your heart to Him by clicking on the pop-up or link below? I am praying for you, friend!