Last week I know someone who had the following experience: lost their job, felt unfavored, possible defamation of character, physically injured, in pain, child physically injured, lost a loved one, strain in their marriage, financial hardship... Don't ask yourself who? Ask yourself what now? What will God do?
Whenever we are faced with difficulty, it gives God the opportunity to do something amazing. God changes everything in our lives for the better. It is what He specializes in. He is our deliverer!!! We were lost but are now found. We were blind but now have sight. We were dead in our sins until Christ died for us. Whenever I pray about my own concerns or others, God says to me, "Let me show you who I am and what I can do!" Wow! How wonderful is that!
We can encourage one another by speaking often of what God has done for us. Because what God has done for me and others, He can do for you. He delivers from depression. He heals hearts and bodies. He restores marriages. He protects. He blesses. He provides. He brings about the right opportunity at the right time. He sustains you until the answer comes. Repeatedly the prophets would remind the Israelites all that God had done for them in the past to encourage them that God would do it for them in the future. God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever!
In the meantime we must keep moving toward God. No matter what obstacles are thrown in front of us. Keep trusting and believing God is with you and the answer is on its way. No matter how big it is. How wonderful it is to put our eyes on God and look expectantly at what He can do. How will this need be answered? What will God do to turn this around? How will I grow? What fruit is being formed in my life that will reap a harvest? God takes it all and creates something beautiful.
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." Psalms 91:14-15