There are some things in life that make no sense to us what so ever. As humans we may look at it as something we did or that maybe we just don’t deserve it or GOD ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING TO US???? Bad things often happen to us and how can we deal with these things. God allows hardship so He can be glorified through it. He also uses hardships to prepare us for our future. Our life experiences can be used by the glory to help others. How many of us have gone through something so tough and it makes no sense to us and we tell someone else about it and they are glad someone can relate or understand what they went through/going through.
God, in His amazing knowledge, can work all things together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. I don’t know how many times in life I asked God to take something away and He let me know that I needed to work through it. Would you be willing to take what you are going through right now and say to the Lord ” Lord, I don’t understand this, but I want you to be gloried in this as I go through it.” God may remove your thing or He may allow it to remain for a time. Whatever happens, you will He will be walking beside us in this pain.
When I’m struggling I pray more or journal. I read His word more and I listen to worship music and I lean on Him more. There is where I find comfort in this pain or trial. This is the time God will use our pain to help us grow more. James 1:1-4 tells us when we face trials we can look at it as a positive thing and know that we will grow out of it spiritually speaking. We all are effected differently by pain and trials. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 the bible tells us His grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made perfect in our weakness.
Give what we carry up to the Lord and He will give us the ability to stand up and endure. Allow God to take control of our situations. Acknowledge to God that He needs to bear your burdens because we can’t do it alone. I reach out to my closest friends and if I really need to talk find yourself a counselor that you trust. You do not have to walk this path alone. You could also talk to your pastor and have them pray for you.
What will you learn from this experience? For me it usually makes me more passionate about whatever is giving me a hard time. Some of my biggest passions in this world are from those very painful experiences that now I stand up against with everything I have. Those who know me, know that I stand in the gap for children who have no voice and need someone to stand up for them. I have had to do this on a few occasions and will do it as many times as I have to. That came out of what happened to me as a child………………when nobody stood up to what I endured. People turned their backs or just chose to ignore.
So as we go through our trials or pain it’s good to think How will God use this in my life for His good?