Being a believer in Christ does not completely exempt you from all trials, test, problems and just plain annoyances of life. Because there are some things that God wants us to "go through" and not just "pray through."
When God allows you to go through a situation, it is because there are somethings that He has to work in you and at the same time cut out of you. There are things that you will learn about faith in God, the power and presence of God during a trial that you would never have learned in a time of peace. It is with this that the prophet says in Micah: 7:7-9 KJV:
7 Therefore, I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
(This is the part I love the most about HOW we gain our strength as we go through. It is not in the fact that we don't have trials, or problems but it's in whom we believe!!!)
8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.
Notice he said, "when I fall" not "if I fall" there will be times in our lives when we will fall, there will be times when problems seem to overtake us.
Then he says but, "I shall arise!!!!!!"
And it gets better!!!!
"When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me."
Notice again, he says in the unknown times, "when I sit in darkness" not "if I sit in darkness" there will be times when darkness will come around us and sometimes, we feel it within us. These are the unknow times, when we can't see our way clearly, when we don't know what is going to happen next.
But even then, "the Lord shall be a light unto me." We may not know how we are coming out, but we do know that we are coming out!!! Because of whom is with us and in us.
This is our faith; this is our hope!!
"He shall bring me forth to the light and I shall behold His righteousness."
"I will say of the Lord, He is my rock and my refuge, my God in Him will I trust."
When our Savior hang on the cross, in the darkness he suffered, we have a Savior who knows what it is to suffer in a suffering world. Yet, he arose victorious over the suffering, over the darkness. On Sunday, he arose, he came out of the grave, out of the darkness. And so shall we, he is there with us in the darkness, the unknown shall not destroy us, for our faith is in our resurrected Savior and Lord.
No matter what is happening, He shall bring us up and out.
So let us thank God for where He has brought us from and thank God for where He has brought us to, but even more let us thank God for where He is leading us!!!!"
How does the believer handle the unknow times? By placing our faith in him that knows all the unknown. He alone is God and there is nothing that can overtake Him, and His Spirit abides within us.
Let the believers say, Amen.
Written by Jay Dor