Recently I was reading through some journals that I’d written over the past five years. I was blown away by all the times that I had been concerned with something, but the Lord saved me and delivered me beyond what I could have hoped.
Those problems felt like my whole world at the time. I can still remember the nights I prayed over those situations and poured out my heart to God, asking for His deliverance.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the context of our lives. Every trial and every situation that comes up may seem new and daunting, but if we remember the places that God has brought us out of in the past, we should never falter in our trust for Him!
Our God is so good and so faithful. There are things in life that we will never completely understand until we see Jesus face to face. But I do know from experience that there are also many situations where God has answered and shown me reasons for a trial.
I don’t want to be the kind of person who dreads or fears a challenge ahead with a complaining spirit. I want to be the person who grabs a hold of my Savior’s hand with unconditional trust. I want to follow the Lord, praising Him all the way.
It may not be easy, but I’d rather embrace life for the ups and downs instead of running from what’s hard.
Is anybody else up for the challenge?
“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” ~Psalm 34:1-4♥