Have you gone through a time where you feel like God hasn’t come through for you? Have you ever prayed for something and it seems like the opposite happened?
Well honestly, I am going through a time like that right now. It seems like things are going wrong at every turn. One frustrating thing after the other.
So what do we do?
I would be lying if I didn’t say that all those have crossed my mind. But then, in that moment of utter frustration, I remembered this verse in the Bible, found in the book of Psalm 27:13:
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
What the writer here was saying is that although he had faced many trials (much worse than what I am complaining about), his confidence remained in the goodness and faithfulness of God.
Many people say that when we get to heaven one day, everything will be fine. The Bible talks about it as a place of perfection, where there is no sadness, no pain. But this writer is saying he is confident that he would see God’s goodness while he was still alive. That encourages me – how about you?
It’s a decision I have to make, to stay confident that I will see God’s goodness and faithfulness in my life in the here and now. Regardless of what my circumstances are screaming, I am choosing to stay close to God, to read the Bible, to talk to Him and trust, trust, trust that He loves me, that He is ultimately in control, and that He will work out all these things for my benefit.
I don’t know where your life is at right now, but if you are in a tough place like I am, can I encourage us both? Life is all about seasons. If you see other people’s lives and it seems like everything’s going right for them, that’s awesome because they are in a summer season. Maybe you, like me, are in a winter season where everything is going wrong. Take heart, it cannot stay winter forever. The seasons must change, for us all; they must change; they will change. For every night, there is a sunrise. We just have to hang in there, trusting our season will change and we will see summer again!
So if you’re in a tough season too, let’s do this together:
- Let’s stay close to God by reading the Bible and talking to Him.
- Let’s stay on the path and not give up.
- Let’s remember that both good times and bad times come to us all. So when our season shifts and someone else finds themselves in a hard season, we can be there for them and help them get through it.
I will stay confident of this one thing friends: we will see the goodness of God in our lives, in the here and now!
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