One of the most difficult things to do is to praise God in the middle of our struggles. It is quite difficult for us to look beyond our problems and look at Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. [Hebrews 12:2] It is hard to focus on God and His almightiness when we are in so much pain.
It seems to us like God is asleep or He has forgotten us or He’s playing a poker game with our lives. It’s like we are walking alone in the storm of life. Cataclysm crashing down on us, we are tossed here and there by the winds of tribulations and struggles. It’s chaotic! Our minds are trying to hold on to hope but despair and frustrations has an even bigger hold on us! Everything is “messed up”. Life suddenly sucks! Then, we are supposed to praise God in that situation?
Absolutely! Yes, praise God every single day in evey single situation! What’s the key? How do we do that? Finding God everywhere! We need to learn to look at our problems critically and find God. Look at all the corners, crevice and angles and find God there. We need to learn that even in storms of life, God is right there! With us! He’s that little birdie, that dove leading us in the storm, ensuring we don’t miss a step, that we don’t give up. This is made possible through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit in us whom He sent to help us.
How can we find God everywhere? The only way to find God is to seek Him through the lens He has given us- His word. W need to look at our problems through the word of God. When thoughts of our problems hit us and frustration and despair sets in, we attack it with the word of God. We attack our trials with the amazing promises He has for us in His words. We slam our problems on the Rock Of Ages! Baam!
The more we focus on God, His awesome personality and His amazing promises for us, His joy and peace props up and makes a stay in our hearts. So we can be calm even in the middle of the storm just like Jesus who was asleep, on a boat, out on the sea during a raging storm. [Mark 4:35-39] Our peace and joy comes from God made possible by the understanding we derive from His words that God is all powerful and He is able to rebuke the storms of our lives, fight and win our battles and turn the negative situation of our lives around into something AMAZING!
When life comes battering us with all kinds of troubles and situations, we have absolutely nothing to fear. Our God is the Maker Of the universe! He owns time and seasons and nothing is impossible for Him to do! So in trouble, we smile, laugh, are joyful and we PRAISE God! We hold on to His promises and find demonstrations of His love in every single thing that comes our way during the stormy times of our lives. Find God everywhere!
P.S- God is not lost! We just need to see Him through the right lens – His word! And we need to PRAISE Him always! He’s right there, beside US! He’s always there to help us! Let’s open our eyes and find Him! Seek God!
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Stay blessed! Happy Weekend! Xo. ❤