“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads” Psalm 145:14.
I hear all the time, from Christians even, where was God when I needed Him? God is with His children always. He is wondering where we are.
We make decisions to do things because we feel they are the best choices but forget that He makes the best choices. We have been given free will to make choices and a good majority of the time they are made out of selfish reasons. If only we would seek His council for everything. The world would be a different place entirely.
Our job is to seek His guidance and He will lift us up. He does not promise a hunky dory life filled with roses and daisies. He promises He will be there, all we need to do is ask.
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” John 16:33.
Our place is not here, our place is in heave with Him. Sometimes we have to walk through tough things to understand we cannot do anything without His help. Sometimes we need to be in so much pain so that we become open to letting Christ into our heart. Sometimes our hearts are surrounded by a thick brick wall we have built that the only way God can get through is with a sledgehammer.
He does not promise, just because you are saved, that life will be 100% better and you will no longer have problems. He promises He will be there with you whether it be walking at your side or carrying you along the way.
If the world was a 100% better once we became Christians we would never want to leave this place to join Him in His Kingdom of Heaven; no longer needing Him but that is not how He created us. He created us to have a burning desire to live for Him.
We make the mistake of attempting to fill that void by worldly things!
I have been married for twelve years. In those years, plus the additional three of dating, my husband and I have seen a year and a half of infertility, nine miscarriages, two years of a rocky marriage, blindly scratched our way out of the mental health issue pit of one of our teenagers, and had loved ones die. Prior to my re-commitment to Christ, on our wedding day, trials like these made me a hateful, angry, and bitter person. However, I can honestly tell you I am proud to have been able to take on these tasks because I know the Lord was with me all the way.
I ask Him, pretty frequently, to bring new challenges to my life because that just means I get to draw closer to Him and it always improves me as a person.
Not Yet But Getting There! (notyetproverbs31)
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