Sometimes in life, it feels as if the very air has been knocked from us. We can all recall those life-changing things that catch you completely off guard and bring you to your knees. To be honest this is exactly the kind of place my family has found ourselves in lately. I know God’s Word and the things He promises us, but in all honesty, I found myself in a place of doubt and questioning. This is where I had to remind myself that our Father and His love is so much greater than we can even fathom. His love is above our understanding.
My husband shared something with me. He said, “God’s promises are divine guarantees.” That really hit my heart, as I realized that through my pain, I was comparing my Father’s promises to those that have been made to me in the flesh; many times only to be broken. I had allowed the enemy to take my mind back to all of the times people had let me down in the natural, and fear was trying to convince me that He too would leave us. However, our Father doesn’t make fleshly or half-hearted promises to His children; His love for us never fails. I am already seeing where the Father is using this situation to bring about answers to prayers I’ve prayed for many years. It is hard, and I, by no means want to be in this trial right now. Still, I know He is increasing my faith through it all. I sat here and reminisced on all of the other seemingly impossible situations that we have faced in our lives, and I remembered how the Father was glorified by doing only what He could. I was reminded that it is in the times when our hands are tied and we can’t figure things out on our own, that our Father is really able to move on our behalf. We often pray for God to get glory out of our lives, but it’s hard for anyone, even us, to really see His love in tribulation. Our very ministries are birthed from the trials we face and the faithfulness of our Father through them. It is sad, but true, that people never pay so much attention to you until they know that you’re going through something.
The light coming from a lamp is barely noticeable in broad daylight, but the darker it gets, the brighter it shines, and the further it reaches. I am not saying the journey is easy, but I know that our Father made a promise, a divine guarantee, that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us.
Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.