Our God loves us so much that He has allowed difficult trials into our lives for a very specific purpose. We have to remember that God's will for unbelievers is that every knee shall bow to Him, and His will for believers is our sanctification.
God does not promise His plan for us will be easy, but He does promise it will be good. And the goodness of the Lord is His will for us.
Scripture tells us if we pray and we wait, He will answer our prayers. But then there’s nothing. Why isn’t He answering our prayer?
Waiting on God is hard work. Yet, it is one way—perhaps the only way—of demonstrating God’s strength manifest in our weakness.
Holding on to God’s promises is the closest we get to actually holding on to God. His promises come from a great God, they’re about great issues, they respond to our greatest concerns, and God always delivers on them in the greatest of ways.
Our trials are only our trials as a result of how we respond to them...in other words, when we don't have peace and rest about the situation, that's when it becomes a trial. When we don’t trust or we don’t wait, chaos takes over.
If God lets something happen, He is going to use it for good. He’s not the cause of evil, but He does allow it to enter our lives for a purpose.
Have you ever looked at another marriage and wondered how they can remain so strong as they endure difficult trials? How can they keep going with everything going on in their lives?
When we look out at the world, there is a lot to despair about. How do you find hope when you can’t change your circumstances?