As long as we live in a fallen and broken world, we will experience sufferings and trials – no one is exempted. What marks the difference is how we respond.
It’s okay to ask, throw a fist in the air, or scream if you must – but, don’t stop there.
Cry out for help. Ask God to fill you with faith, hope, strength and courage. You are not alone. This is a journey that can only be finished triumphantly with God and the community He has placed us in. Believe that God can lead you to someone He has planned to help you in your journey.
Allow His loving arms to carry you through and see how God will reveal His glory in and through you.
Some, if not all, of us have in one way or another uttered this statement.
Abandonment by a loved one, whether involuntarily like death or voluntarily, is an unbearable pain that has been etched deep in our hearts. And this pain doesn’t just simply go away.
The only way we can experience healing and freedom from this trauma is by allowing God, the Maker of heaven and earth, to be our Abba Father. Allow His love to penetrate the deepest wounds of our hearts. Cling to Him and His word because He promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Pain usually connotes a negative occurrence, which no one wants. We desire to live a life that’s free from suffering, but the Bible tells us that there is a glorious purpose and outcome to pain.
We may not fully understand why nor see the end result, but we can trust the hand of our Heavenly Father working in and through us. He will fulfill His divine plan for His name to be glorified and His children to be reconciled back to Him.
Has someone given you a promise, yet did not deliver?
Most, if not all of us, have experienced being let down by someone. And to protect our hearts, we either put up a bold front, strive to be accepted, or struggle to fully trust once more.
Until we open our hearts to that Someone who will never disappoint us or let us down, this will be a cycle we’ll always find ourselves in. Only God is able and willing to deliver on each promise He has given.
God is not just faithful. He is consistently faithful. And His faithfulness does not depend on whether or not we’ve been faithful.
It’s easy to hold on tight to someone you can see and touch. It’s easy to believe the things that you understand.
But what if it’s something you can’t see? What if it’s something you can’t understand?
Our Heavenly Father, who has seen all things and knows all things, is drawing us to Him. He’s inviting us to reach out and hold on to His hands and trust Him, even if we can’t see nor understand, simply because the God that we serve will always be faithful, sovereign and loving.