Have you ever experienced days where some things just don’t add up? Those are the days when there are more questions than answers and you stood in your shoes and you wonder? It was like everything was great a few minutes ago and then suddenly a windstorm of events takes place leaving you in a state of disbelief.
On those days when things appear out of control … we must choose to be resilient (strong, tough) in the face of fear not looking right or left or running away in isolation. Our past records have the proof where like yeast in the pizza dough we slowly rise with the right temperature, and we serve others from our past experiences.
No one learns anything if we keep running away from difficult situations. If we stay in the fire, we will NOT be burnt. But if we run while the fire is raging there’s a high possibility that we can stumble and fall leaving unhealed scars. We will be determined to live in a manner that’s consistent with our confidence in God.
There are many lessons we learn about ourselves when things out of control. Someone said, “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” There are seasons in our lives when we will be pressed, crushed, stressed, squeezed, tested beyond measure … choose to be patient! Hang in! It will not be easy, but it will always be worth it.
Challenges can sometimes come as distractions to take us away from things dearest to our heart. Be courageous to know that when things do not add up … you can come back stronger and wiser. Genesis 50:20 says, ‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.’ I LOVE IT! We are kept ALIVE after a windstorm of events for a greater purpose.
We can trust God to accomplish great things that might not have happened any other way. When our mind and emotions go up and down like a yo-yo because Satan has demanded to steal our joys, we must show him whose side you’re leaning on. If God said that He is with you to the END. … there’s nothing more that is required of you. You will be kept alive for a greater purpose.
Loving God and trusting Him during the unknown seasons is like trying to open a jar … you must use all your strength until you hear it pop. Then you are excited that your determination made it happen. Get the gospel music back on in every room and sing like you just don’t care. We may be a long way from being perfect overcomers but event after event we are thriving hard to keep the lid of discouragement off.
Use your good days to fill up your thoughts with things that are honest, good, pure, lovely, of a good report, if there be any positive and happy things, think on these things. For no one knows when those difficult days will come.