Friday, June 20, 2008

It's not always easy

Psalm 34:19 (LB) "The good man does not escape all troubles, he has them too, but the Lord helps him in each and every one. Not one of his bones are broken." The fact is, even when we are trying to serve God with all of our hearts, we will still face hard times. I don't always understand it. It seems to me that if we served God faithfully, then everything should always be sunny, but the Bible teaches us that "it rains on the just and on the unjust". Everyone experiences ups and downs in life. The good news is that God has not forgotten us, He helps us and strengthens us in those down times. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed." Even when we seem knocked down, we are not knocked out. Even when the pressures of life are pressing down all around us, God has still not abandoned us. He is with us through it all. Maybe you are stuggling today, don't give up, it will get better. God will not give you more than you can stand. If you are going through a hard time, leave and comment and let us know so we can be praying for you.


Rhettro said...

Getting layed off from work really hurt our finances. With creditors calling us daily I needed this blog. Even though we know that God is not going to give us more than we can handle, it is still no fun to go through these kinds of trials. God has blessed me with a good job, and I know it won't be long before we are back on our feet.

Chad Benson said...

Hey Rhett, I am praying for you. I am so proud of you and all that God is doing in your life. You are doing great things for God. Keep hanging in there!