It’s interesting to know and see how difficult it can be for people to trust God. We run through so many different circumstances in our lives that, in our fallen nature, we are turned and question Him when times get difficult. His love is right there for all of and never failing though. As I’ve written time and again, no matter where we are in life, God is always pursuing us. It is never failing and never ending.
If you study scripture and see all that has happened since the beginning, you can see that what ever God wills to happen is going to happen. We His people turned away from Him, he turned away but only for a period of time and them was right back with Him. The purpose is for everyone to know that He is the Lord and He is always there for us if we just trust in Him.
Psalm 18:30 says, “God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.” Think about that for a minute. God’s way is perfect. God is the love, strength, courage, wisdom, power, and everything else rolled into one. He is the source of all creation. When He declared in the beginning that His creation was good. He created perfection. He created us to also live in His perfection and glory. Even when struggles arise in our lives, know that God’s will and perfection will shine through our lives if we trust in Him. I know it can be so easy to turn away.
One thing I hear people often ask and even I have done the same thing, when difficulty arises is Why?. They question God and wonder where He is working in all of that. I’ve been selfish in this manner too. When I lost my Dad, I asked why many times. When I lost a job many years ago, while raising a young family, I was asking why then. I did not get it. I did not understand where God is working. It is not God’s will for us to suffer and struggle, but He allows these things to happen in this fallen world in hopes of drawing us near. Jesus told us we will face trials and sorrows in this life. It will happen. Even when you feel that your faith is it’s strongest, it will still happen
Mother Teresa said, “God will never, never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in Him. He will always look after us. So we must cleave to Jesus. Our whole life must simply be woven into Jesus.” It’s so simple when you thing about it. Jesus came to save us from our sins and set us free from the grips of satan and death who is always trying to deceive us and destroy our hearts. Jesus said that Satan’s goals is steal, kill, and destroy us. We see this everyday with junk that we face and we see others facing. As Mother Teresa said, God will never, never, never let us down. We need to trust in His perfection.
I know often times that my writing may seem to be a little on the serious and gloomy side when I focus on pain and struggles. I do this because it is very real. I have have been through this and we all have. I believe those struggles are a sharp reminder that we need to hold tighter to God and remain strong in our faith. Don’t let the pain and sorrows of this world turn you away. When those times come, hold tighter. I know how challenging it can be, but don’t let go. When you hold the tightest, that’s when the enemy pulls at you stronger. Trust in God’s perfection, always!