How many times do we wonder why? Why are we going through this or that? Why is God allowing this to happen? We don’t see the bigger picture of things. When going through our trials or even just our every day yuck we need to realize there is a bigger picture. There is a reason for everything. There are several reasons that you may be where you are.
Maybe it’s not God. Maybe it’s the fact that He has done everything He can an you just keep acting like one of the Pharisee’s that thinks they know better than He does so He’s letting you do you.
Maybe it’s because the enemy is just fighting hard for you so your world just feels like it’s falling apart.
Maybe it is God and He’s trying to test your character like He did Joseph’s. He’s testing your devotion to Him. Seriously, would you want someone serving or working for you or a spouse or boy/girlfriend who wasn’t all in? How could you if you know they are just going to bail when times get rough?
‘Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.’ Psalms 105:19
Maybe it is God and He is strengthening you for something even bigger than you could imagine.
‘And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. ‘ Romans 5:4
God wants us strong for the battle to come. He wants you to trust Him and have faith in Him. He doesn’t want a bunch of people like the Israelite’s that grumble in their tents and refuse to obey the Lord because the world isn’t what they want it to me. No, He wants Job’s who even though everything is falling apart and friends or family are trying to tell you to give up you aren’t. He wants you to stand firm in your faith in Him and His promise of what is to come.
Lord, Help me to be a Job not a disgruntled Israelite from the 40 years of wilderness. May I understand even in the dark times that you are here with me holding me up. You made a promise and that promise will be fulfilled. Give me strength to walk through every day knowing that you are by my side. You are my everything and I love you for eternity. AMEN