When circumstances confuse, shock or scare us, it can be hard to believe everything will work out alright. Honestly, I’ve been challenged by these past few months to find a bright side. With every piece of bad news, my first instinct has been to mutter, “Here we go again. What is it now?!” All that does is feed my anxiety and anger.
But God has been so gently teaching me His instinct, that is, to trust Him and His Ways, which are higher than mine. Not an easy lesson these days, but more important than ever. Our Heavenly Father is always with us and for us, even if what’s going on seems to contradict that truth at any given time. Meditating on God instead of the chaos can change my perspective. I pray for His strength to do just that!
“There is nothing–no circumstance, no trouble, no testing–that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is–that is the rest of victory!”
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.”