Every once in a while, life just comes in and washes over me, overwhelming. You know the saying, when it rains it pours. Maybe I could blame it on being a woman, hormones and emotions ganging up, taking advantage of stressful situations. But there are times when those we thought were going to help us don’t, those we thought were on are side, show they aren’t. So often it’s in the hard moments where we realize who our friends are, who can we count on. I don’t mean that to sound vindictive or anything, but merely that there are moments when motives come to light, my own included.
It’s too easy to focus on where people let us down.
God is so faithful though, He meets us exactly where we are, whether we should be there or not. I mean, lets just be honest, at least speaking for myself, I ought to be more mature then I am, I should trust Him more than I do. But He meets me there anyway.
And suddenly I see how faithful He has been.
I see unearned favour shown to my son. I see friends who I have not spoken to in ages, offering to help me. I see people who faithfully give to us even though we are so bad at keeping in touch. I see that God has kept us safe and more often than not, healthy. We have truly been given so much.
I don’t know what you are going through, but God is for you, He is not against you. As I’ve felt the Holy Spirit minister peace to my heart in the midst of turmoil, I know He wants to do the same for you. Even when everything seems against us, God is there.
This morning I was reading in 2 Chronicles 32 where an army is coming against Judah, things look grim, and then there are these verses: “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people. (verse 7-8)