Trials…

Why does God constantly give us trials? One question I don’t know the answer to, but I do know that through all of the trials he will be right by our side pulling us through. A lot of times we look at trials as just another thing life deals us to bring us down but what if it’s something that God deals us not only because he knows we can handle it but to teach us patience. This semester definitely hasn’t lacked it’s own trials but I’m not letting it get me down. Yes I’ll admit I’ve been discouraged a lot lately but I know that with God all things are possible! 

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Find rest in me

God says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”- Matthew 11:28-30

God all things are proven to work together for our good through you yet you challenge us so much through things that we don’t always understand. When we want to give up most is when you call us closest to you. It marvels my mind the way you work through all of this.

One of my favorite worship songs right now is Lord I Need You by Matt Maher. It starts out saying “Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.”

So many times we are told that we can find comfort in God and his word but more and more I have been finding it hard. God’s love is always unfailing and unending but in times of trouble why is it so much harder to find comfort and strength in God? God gives and he takes away but lately to me it seems like at least in my life there has been a lot more taking away than giving. I know they say that the teacher is always quiet during the test but right now it feels like the test is never ending.

Renewed Strength

Lord everything right now is in your hands and your timing. I might not understand fully why you are placing me in the position that you are but you do and right now only you know the outcome. I feel like right now all I can do is pray and meditate on Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer.” Lord coming to you in prayer is not always the easiest but your love and strength is unfailing daily.All I can do is put my hope in you and find strength in you. Everything in the moment just seems so stressful and overwhelming. I pray for guidance through all of this and keep my focus on you!

Where is God in times of discouragement?

Philippians 4:6-7 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Where is God when fellow believers are discouraging us and bringing us down in what we can and cannot achieve. Lately I have noticed that the more I try to get help from others they just discourage me and push me away. I struggle with this a lot because I am there for anyone when they need help but when I need help everyone just pushes me away. Why in a world where Christians should be building each other up and encouraging each other are we constantly brought down with trial and tribulations? The Bible says we should look to God in all times but right now I’m finding it really hard to see through the discouragement I am receiving from people who should be there to help me and encourage me.