Times of adversity can feel like a desert: intense heat during the day, followed by freezing nights. It takes courage and endurance to walk across a desert.
There are no maps and no obvious paths to follow. We can feel lost, lonely and very scared. We don’t know whether we will be able to make it to the other side and to better and happier times or not.
But we all have to confront the deserts of life at some time or the other.
Moreover, we must survive the sandstorms of poor emotional and physical health. We must stop from walking toward unholy promises and we must find shelter, after being out in the heat of making hard and difficult choices in life.
Search for God’s love for us
We must search for God’s love for us, which is the cool, forgiving and restful promise of His Grace. It is only then that our journey through the desert will be accomplished. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
We all endure blinding sandstorms of life:
- broken relationships
- bad choices and
- lost opportunity
But don’t be fretful
But don’t be fretful about the journey ahead. Don’t worry about where we are going or how and when we will get there, because Jesus not only died for us, he died to light our way. Jesus Christ Himself will light our pathway.
I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand. – Isaiah 41:10
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It’s time for Growth and Maturity
Please know, He gives us trials for a reason, He is not trying to hurt us.
He is giving us challenges in our lives so we will grow and mature in His Ways and He gave us the Holy Spirit to live within us as our Guide so we are never alone.
This does not mean life will be bright and happy and things will change overnight. But our Heavenly Father gives us a capacity to deal with such times. Be Still….and wait on Him.
Please know the season you are in will pass and God will make something good of your experience. Try to take one day at a time and ask God for grace enough just for that day.
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Spend time in Prayer:
Dear Lord God, I ask that You will give Grace needed to us at this hour. Grant peace in the mist of the storms I’m facing and turn my valley of troubles into a door of hope in this life.
In the gentle name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5