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Trusting God in difficult times has been one of the many lessons I have learnt the hard way. (I mean many many times)
I wish I could tell you that being a child of God will make all your problems go away or there won’t be challenging times to contend with (it’s not lala land).
Difficult times come as an opportunity for us to know God in a new way. It is an opportunity to make us mature individuals both in words and deeds.
“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. Together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.” Romans 8:17
Maybe you’re in a bad space right now and you think trusting God in difficult times is a waste of time. These are 5 steps to guide you in building your trust in God and overcoming difficult times. Let’s dive in👇
ASK THE HOLYSPIRIT FOR HELP WHEN TRUSTING GOD IN DIFFICULT TIMES
The Holyspirit is not a wallpaper or a mysterious being that we all have to figure out on our own. Rather the Bible calls Him the comforter, teacher, helper and friend.
“And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” John 14:16
Please, hold on before you skip this step🤗. The Holyspirit will only help us if you let Him. Sometimes we are often too afraid to ask for help or we assume that we’ve gat it when we’ve gat nothing.
While some other people believe that we don’t have to ask at all because He knows all things.
Well, let me shock you! the bible says, ask and you will receive. 😮😮😮
The Holyspirit shouldn’t become one of our other backup plans when everything else fails.
He should be the first point of call when we have challenges. Remember, He is a gentleman and He won’t force himself on anyone.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”Revelations 3:20
STUDY THE BIBLE AND CONFESS WHEN TRUSTING GOD IN DIFFICULT TIMES
The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. JOHN 6:63
The word of God works and it produces results and I have proof!! I remember putting all my savings into an investment.
Within a short time, the company had financial issues many people gave up on getting their money back.
I started confessing the scriptures over my finances every morning(even on the road). By the mercies of God, I received at least 90% of my initial investment which I needed to run a course.
“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up, and he shall save the humble person. JOB 22:29”
Keep confessing the promises of God in whatever situation you find yourself (without any apology)
You might look crazy to other people but you know whom you believe and what He can do.
I’ll rather look crazy to other people but seen as the most sensible person in God’s sight.
So never stop confessing God’s word until you see results.
GET GODLY COUNSEL AND BE READY TO LISTEN IN DIFFICULT TIMES
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
In prayer, seek out believers in the faith who would pray with you and give you good counsel. Please, any counsel that makes you uncomfortable or makes you lose your peace of mind. Beware!!!
If you’ve always sought God’s face from the onset. Then you should be familiar with His voice.
He will speak to you based on how you know Him. The beauty about God is, He can come down to the level of your understanding of Him while He grooms you to maturity.
So don’t be afraid! He is there to hold your hands. Cool dad isn’t He?
FORGIVE YOURSELF AND ANYONE INVOLVED
“Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offences should come, but woe to him through whom they do come
Unforgiveness is a ‘bait’ of satan to keep us trapped in the same mess we are trying to get out from.
In other words, we must make room in our hearts for other people’s shortcomings because we will be hurt by people one way or the other.
Know that inherent in every man is the ability to disappoint. In our frail state as humans, we need a compassionate saviour.
I don’t know who might have caused you much pain.
Your refusal to forgive would only hurt you. (I’ve been there!)😭😭😭
“But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Would you rather prefer that your prayers aren’t answered, and you lose your peace of mind? As someone who has walked that path too many times, it is a horrible experience.
SEE ADVERSITY DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFICULT TIMES
“In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.”
God uses adversity to get rid of our pride or any behaviour that displeases Him.
Have you ever made fun of someone else’s mistake only to do the same later?
Such experiences teach us how to be quiet 🤫🤫🤫and more compassionate.
God uses adversity to teach us compassion, wisdom and even strengthen us for the next level.
Treasures inside of us are all revealed in the place of adversity.
If we are patient enough(really patient) we come out as pure gold, refined and become a blessing to others as well. There is no waste in God(never).
If we decide to walk with God then we must be ready to be patient.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
We must rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us the character of God through scriptures. We can’t trust God by our strength or by what other people say.
Did I miss anything out?
Let me know in the comment section(I reply to every comment) 😊😊