How we react when things go wrong is an indicator of our level of maturity. So says, David Egner, in his inspiring message of today (Our Daily Bread).
Even as Christians, we can crumble when faced with unexpected challenges. That is easy. We wallow in our pity-party pits. But that does not resolve our situation. What is not easy is determining to persevere, despite whatever it is that ails us.
The Bible gives a clear message in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 when it tells us ‘We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again.’
Faith in God is all the strength we need, but sometimes, in our human-ness, that is hard to believe. We tend to try to go it alone. However, God promised ‘When the time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came to you. That time has come. This is the day (2 Corinthians 6:2) He has done in the past, and He will continue to do so.
In the knowledge that the Bible is all absolute truth, then we can trust the promises held within its pages.
What are you struggling with today?
Reflection: …… we struggle to succeed, but we fail to recognize God’s strength is what we need. (D. DeHaan, Our Daily Bread, 90-Day Sample Edition commemorating Canada’s 150th Anniversary)
Why not ask Him to help you. Asking will not harm you. It might even help. What are you waiting for?