Trust God in hard times.
As a Christian it’s so easy to say that we trust God.But what about trusting God in hard times? What happens when life doesn’t go the way we would like or the way we expected? Maybe you have had a bad medical report, a relationship fall apart or lost a business. Is God still trustworthy and is He still good when something doesn’t go the way we wanted? It’s easy to trust God in the good seasons of life, but is that really trust? Are we really trusting God through trials? Knowing exactly the way a situation is going to turn out is not trust.
In life there are times when some things just don’t make sense. I’ve found that if I based God’s goodness and faithfulness on a snap shot of certain moments of my life, it would be very difficult to trust Him and believe that He is still good. There have been days when things didn’t go the way I expected or trusted God for. But as I look back on my life, I can see the goodness and faithfulness of God in it.
I’m learning that trusting God and faith in God is not about a moment, it’s about a lifetime. It’s about a track record of seeing God come through in the past. Seeing God honour His word in my life, even through the days of disappointment, gives me faith that He can do it again. For me my trust in God is based on His word and His faithfulness to perform His word. Jeremiah 1:12 tells us that God watches over His word and is faithful to perform it.
Time and time again, I have seen God come through for me in impossible looking situations and the Bible tells me that He doesn’t change (Hebrews 13:8). So just because there have been moments of bad reports or negative situations, it doesn’t change the nature of God or His ability to redeem any situation in my life. So in tough times I need to remind myself that if God healed, delivered or redeemed me in the past, then He is well able to do it again.