Day to day difficulties can really take a toll on our health, money, and faith. We can struggle with everything from anxiety to possible deportation. All these different problems run though our minds like children on a perpetual playground. Family issues, and marital discontentment plagues our marriages like a slow cancer moving down our united covenant. Some of us see no end to the madness, life is a never-ending rerun.
But God. He has made a way, and His way is best. When we look into God’s word we find HIM. One of the writers of Psalms wrote in chapter 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”, What an encouraging realization. God is a place to hide in when things are going crazy around us.
About a year and a half ago I was without a job for almost three years. Although I was receiving unemployment benefits, I felt broken. i felt broken because as a man I felt as though I needed to be working, but no one was hiring. I was always around people, yet, because of my insecurities, I always felt alone. Depression set in and hope was dwindling. Not to mention I was single(which was a battle in and of itself). I felt like I was at the end of my rope, and i even contemplated suicide.
In heroic fashion My King stepped in. As I read His word, and as His people encouraged me, I felt protected. All of my vices were there poking at me, and prodding at my thoughts. His word would remind me, of all that I have in Jesus. Romans 8:28 have never been more true, than in the moment I seen God’s hand in my daily dilemmas. He was there the whole time, molding me, and shaping me, to be the man He’s made me to be. He’s still shaping me.
In whatever your daily dilemma is, trust in the Lord. Don’t be anxious for anything, because if the birds and the fish are fed, how much more will God provide for you. He’s done even better, He’s provided for our BIGGEST dilemma, sin, when Jesus died on behalf of sinners! In conclusion, I hope you’d be encouraged by the prayer Jesus prayed for His disciples, and all those who would be His in the Gospel of John chapter 17.
Grace to you