Life has a funny way of showing us things that we should do. Faith is one of those things that a lot of people don’t understand fully. As some of you can guess I’m a Christian who believes the God who sent his son to live among mankind and died for the sins. The bible talks about that many times over across the Old Testimonial and the New Testimonial especially in the books of Matthew, John, Luke and Mark.
Today I’m going to talk about Having faith in the hard times. The main verse I’m using is from Isaiah 40 which talks having trust in God during the hard times and gives rest to the tired and weary.
God is Faithful During the Hard Times
The bible talks about Faithful God of the ages. God provided the land of Israel ?? for the chosen ones who were faithful and trusted in the Lord’s plans.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.”- Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV
Jesus is faithful as he healed many people like raising people from the dead to healing the lame. People trusted and have faith in the healing power that God’s provides.
Another thing is to trust that everything that God has for you in life is on his timing, not ours. It may feel that it’s taking a long like to get that right job, that right girl or something that you been praying for a long time. Sometimes it feels that God is not listening and you feel far away due to that but trust me that is not the case at all. God is Faithful and True in his promises. He will provide for your needs. Didn’t he give you air to breathe? He has given you life literally.
God is for you and not against you. The power of the devil will try to say that God will not provide but he does.
Call Out to God
When you feel down or going through a storm, call out to God and cry out. When you feel shame or guilt due to your sins, cry out to God as he’s your anchor.
Lately, I have been through a hard few years with stuff not going as planned or things that have turned against me. I had people literally turned against me and put me through difficult times. But I know that Jesus is my Rock who lifts me up during the storms and the good times.
He has given me people around me to encourage me and pray for me. One of these people is Michael B who prayed for me many times over different things that have been happening even though he has been going through a hard time.
One of the biggest things is connecting with God in the word aka the Bible which talks about what to do in different seasons of life whether it’s joyful times, depression, fearful or other things.
God is not afraid of what you have to pray as he’s is bigger than you. Sometimes when I cry out to the Lord, I actually swear at times as I feel that things are not working out or prayers are not answered. (Read Psalms 38:1-8). Pray and talk to God each day whether you had an awesome day or your having a shitty day, talk to God and listen to him or open up the Bible to read his message.
Soaring Like Eagles
Near the end of Isaiah 40, it talks about the weary and tired. When the day to day troubles of life and when you feel tired. God will pick you up and give you rest. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. That involves being faithful in the God that is so faithful.
There’s going to be times of soaring highs where your soaring like wings of an Eagle to seasons of Why is this happening God. You have to pray for rest and God who is faithful will provide you rest and peace in whatever you’re going through. You have to trust and have faith that God will provide for you which he will. He provides for all who call upon him.
A Quick Simple Prayer
“Dear Lord, Oh Faithful One, give me the faith and the strength during this storm I have been facing the last while. I trust in you that you will provide and I’m thankful for that you have done in my life. Today I ask for you to lift me up like the soaring eagle wings. Amen”
Love you all and be encouraged as he is Faithful in all parts of Life.
– Eric Boland