When we look to ourselves for strength, we often find that we just don’t quite have enough. The struggles and trials we are facing are just way too much for us, and we feel as if there is no possible way that we can get through this.
And sometimes, we just want to give up because we are done crying out to God, who we may feel has completely abandoned us. So where is He while we navigate this storm, trying our best to just get through each day and seeing no end in sight?
Today, I was reminded that we may actually never see the end result of our sufferings. But that doesn’t mean that God is not there. That he isn’t carrying you right now in this moment. Maybe, at times, we are so focused on the pain and turmoil, that we fail to see pieces of the puzzle that He is bringing together. And we may never see the final piece of that puzzle or the completed picture. At least not this side of heaven.
We see this scenario played out by Abraham, who never saw all that God had promised him. But God did, indeed, keep his promises.
Romans 4:20-21 ESV tells us that “No unbelief made [Abraham] waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”
No unbelief made [Abraham] waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
And we also know that “… for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Which is found in Romans 8:28 ESV.
But it’s all too easy to forget who our God truly is. We limit Him based off of our own capabilities. And we often find ourselves in these places of utter hopelessness and despair. But we must remember that He is there. He is with us and He is greater than whatever trials we may be facing. He will see us through, even if we don’t get to witness the completion of the bigger picture in this lifetime.
God will be glorified in each circumstance. Maybe He is only waiting for us to trust Him, and lean on Him. Because reality is, we weren’t meant to do life alone. He wants to walk this road with us , He wants to carry us when we just can’t go any further. But it’s our job to let Him.
My heart has been heavy with so much unknown in a seemingly hopeless situation. I know that I cannot carry these things, and I was never meant to. Jesus Christ has borne my cross. He has taken all my pain, I have but to lean on Him and lay this burden at his feet.
All this to say, please know that no matter your situation or circumstance, He is there and you are so very loved.