Have you ever felt like that your back was up against a brick wall? Have there been so many obstacles that are coming your way and you feel as if there is no way out? Are you struggling financially? Are you having health issues? Are you having problems with the kids? Problems at your job? It could be so much that you have been battling with and it may even be death in your family and it seems that you can’t get a grip or catch a break. You may even feel all alone….It could be rough in this world, but I know it is not easy but hang on in there because better days are coming.
Sometimes you may feel happy sometimes you may feel sad, but you must remember that better days are coming. I just love the song “Better Days” by Le’Andria Johnson. When I listen to that song, it gives me encouragement and reminds me that better days are really coming. We have not seen our best days yet, keep striving for perfection and living the life GOD has purposed for you to live. When you are going through the trials and tribulations in your life I want to encourage you to keep smiling because everything will be alright and reflect on this scripture:
1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
I read these scriptures and it reminds me that all of our help comes from the LORD. GOD will make a way of escape for you when you are going through. I”ve learned that you have to go through, to get through! If GOD allowed you to go through it, HE will get you through it. Let’s face it, we all have issues and oppositions everyday that we face, but I want to remind you not to give up, give in, or lose hope in GOD because it will get better because GOD is in control.
Sometimes we have to allow nature to take it’s course and play the hand that we have been dealt. When we go through things in life, it could be a test of our faith. I want to encourage you to keep the faith because GOD will make it better, we are HIS children and HE said in HIS Word that HE will never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). You may can’t see your way right now but trust and believe that GOD is behind the scenes working every detail out in your life right now.
Stay focused in this season and don’t allow the devil to shake your faith. Just because you see someone else may be prospering but here you are living for GOD and doing what GOD has instructed you to do and they are not serving GOD. Listen the grass is not always greener on the other side. Sometimes I use to think to myself, why am I not prospering, was it something I was doing wrong, Lord? But now I understand how the enemy try to plant those bad seeds and thoughts in our heads to make us believe that GOD is not going to take care of us, but I’m telling you now that GOD is not just idly sitting by watching us struggle. He wants to help us and He is going to help us. We must lean and solely depend on GOD. His plan is for us is to live a life in abundance and it will happen. All of God’s children are suffering all over the world.
Jesus suffered and died on the cross for all of our sins. He was beaten, His side was riven, he bared His own cross, He wore a crown of thorns, etc. It was so much that He had to endure and suffer because He loved us so much. So next time, when you are experiencing hardships and sufferings and feel like giving up, remember how GOD suffered and His sufferings is nothing compared to what we suffer here on this earth. I would rather suffer and struggle inside of Christ than to suffer and struggle outside of Christ. I am rich in GOD and HE will provide all of our needs, “not some” but “ALL” Philippians 4:19! Blessings!