Very recently my family and I found ourselves overwhelmed with trials. With each tribulation I grew weary and eventually began to wallow. For several weeks I stopped seeing all of our blessings and started to dwell in the darkness of difficulties. Despair had become my identity.
One moment God’s favor was falling over all areas of our lives, the next it seemed as if the enemy had infiltrated every one of those areas. When this happens it’s easier to become bitter rather than recalling all the times God poured out grace upon grace. That is where I was. Bitter.
Then one day a still, small voice began speaking to my spirit.
Life is unstable. One second it’s safe and secure then suddenly it becomes uncertain. These are seasons. Throughout our lives we will have seasons of steadfastness but we will also have seasons of struggle. It is within those seasons of struggle that we have our defining moments. When the world throws us trial after trial, will we see these problems and become pessimistic or will we remember every reason we have to praise God? I know how hard it can be to hold onto hope while in the midst of hardships but if you don’t allow the enemy to lead you astray, I promise that God is already making a way.
“Count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” – James 1:2-4
We may still be in a season of struggles but soon we shall have a season of steadfastness. Hallelujah!