Why? It’s the question each of us has asked when life seems to hit the fan. We wonder if God has left us, or if He really loves us at all, or maybe He’s just mean or punishing us. We all go through the emotional roller coaster when faced with our problems.
The truth is, God hasn’t left you and He isn’t being mean. He actually loves you more than you could possibly imagine.
Romans 5:3-5 says, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us.” (NLT)
There are two truths you desperately need to know while facing problems in life. If you know these two truths, you can rejoice even when facing difficulty.
The first truth is, whenever you’re facing a problem in life it means God is making you better. It’s right in the middle of those tough times that God shows us more of Himself. He teaches us to trust Him more and to never quit.
The second truth is that whenever you’re facing a problem in life, it means God really loves you. You might not feel like He does at the moment but the Bible is very clear that His immense love for you knows no bounds. His love is not based on your feelings, it’s based on His character and His word.
Maybe you could pray something like this today, “God, I want to thank you that you are with me in my problem. I know you’re making me better even through this because you love me so much. Help me to learn what you want me to learn and to trust you. Thank you for loving me so much.”
If you begin to face your problems in life with this kind of attitude it will make every problem that much sweeter.
Pastor Zac, Fusion Christian Church