When troubles come your way, you do not need to fear them. Sometimes God will lead you into the wilderness for a little while so you will learn to totally depend on Him. “Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” (2 Corinthians 1:9)
Often times God will tear the things down that stand in His way. If we learn to let go and let Him, he will calm our fears and put us in a position to receive His blessings. Sometimes we just need to let the things of this world go dim, so we can see God in all His fullness.
By standing against the winds of change, our faith is strengthened. When we can become totally satisfied in Him, we learn to embrace His love fully. The Bible says in Philippians 4:6, “Do not anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
There’s no reason to fear the troubles that come our way, for God is in control. God says we do not need to fear for He promises to be with us. Fear is represented in the way one feels. They want to run away or hide. Jesus told us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
When trials come our way, we do not need to worry. James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
In life, we are bound to face problems of many kinds. How we respond to our problems reveals our character. It’s a testament of our faith. James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
We are told to expect trials and rejoice in them. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” (Peter 4:12-13)
Remember my dear friends, God is in control. John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
God never changes. What He says He will do, He will do. Let God fulfill His purpose in your life which is to love you unconditionally. Allow Him to work in your life so you may be a vessel of His awesome power and love.
Whatever you may be facing, whatever problems come your way, trust God to bring you through them. Remember those footsteps in the sand? At those moments when you needed Him the most, He carried you. Hold on to that promise.
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