But when those moments come we can't just 'give up' and expect God to just 'solve everything' while we sit idly by.
When those hard moments come God is opening the door for us to seek Him ALONE.
He will never put us in situations that are too hard for us to handle. ("So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." -1 Cor 10:12-13).
Life for me the past few days, week...months, has been really rough. I've made mistakes. I've had days where I just wanted to give up. But God has been so incredibly faithful.
Yes, it's been rough-and still is-but I have learned SO much. God has taught me so much.
I don't see life for me getting any easier in the near future, but one thing I do know is that through it all God is with me. And as long as I keep my eyes on Him, stay in His word, prayer faithfully, seek His will constantly-those rough moments won't drag me down. They won't overwhelm me. In fact I know that as long as my eyes are on Christ, I can have continual joy.
And in God's strength will I praise Him daily, will I be thankful for all I have been blessed with.
Lately a song that has been going through my head, over and over, is 'One Pure and Holy Passion'. My favorite part in the whole song is the line, "lead me one and I will run after you."
I want that to be my daily prayer. "Lead me on, and I WILL run after you."
The God of yesterday, today and forever, Jesus Christ, He is in control of EVERY situation, big or small. He has a holy will and plan(Jer 29:11).
And I will remember that it's these moments, these moments that hurt so bad, that God is using to shape me into who He wants me to be.
And it's in these moments, I will praise His Holy name.