Many times we say that “We have faith” or “We trust God in all things.” Then other times, we are quick to give that same advice to others about things they are going through in their own lives. I’m hesitant to even write this because of the fear that the Lord may try me in this area. See, we can give advice and say all we want to when things are going well for us, but when something unexpected comes into our lives, a lot of times things change. The thing about it is the “Thing” that broad sided us was known by God since before time began, and He REALLY does have the answer and knows the outcome; and all we REALLY have to do is have faith and trust Him…but it isn’t easy. Here are a few verses to help us keep focused on not just God in the Bible but the God of the Bible.
Isaiah gives us a great promise from the Lord that He is there for us to protect us:
– Isaiah 43:2; When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
See, God never says we will not have hard times, but He does promise to be with us. Listen to what the psalmist tells us in Psalm 61:3:
“For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”
We have a protector in God through His word, and He is watching out for us when we are being attacked. Romans 8:38-39 are great verses when you have to come to grips with a hard situation and feel like you’ve been forgotten of the Lord.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ”
See, God never has and never will stop loving us and just because we go through a trial doesn’t mean he doesn’t love us. If we accepted God’s plan of salvation by faith and his son, then why can’t we have the faith to go through a seemingly bad situation? Romans 5:1 says,
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
The peace is only through Him so we have to stop trying to do it ourselves. Stop worrying about what we cannot control and take a piece of our own advice when we REALLY have to and prove to others that He is the great almighty Prince of Peace in whom we can put our complete trust—no matter what.