Many of us have gone through tough times. We've probably all been uncertain of our future at some points and often wished that God would just lay it all out for us NOW.
We have our own idea of how things should go and what we want to do with our lives. We're always dreaming about where we'll be in ten years, but really hoping that it would just happen tomorrow.
This summer has been an interesting one. It didn't necessarily go as I thought it would or how I planned, but that doesn't mean it's been a bad summer or a bad season of life.
Very recently, my husband and I have been getting a bit nervous about how things are all going to play out. But we decided instead of worrying about it, we would keep faith and be faithful. I needed a job, he needed one that paid better, we needed to find somewhere new to live as our lease is almost up, and we needed to make sure the bills were paid. As you can see we've been in a very uncertain season for really most of the summer, but especially in the last few weeks.
I'm sure many of you have been or are in this same season of life. BUT I want to tell you about the God I serve.
Just in this last week God has shown Himself faithful. Money randomly appeared in our account, we were given a random check from our church, I was offered a full time job, my husband has been able to train clients/focus more on his work, and we were able to put a deposit down on an apartment. All of this happened within a week's time!
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."
Now obviously things aren't "perfect". There are still some things were waiting on and other dreams that we hope to accomplish in the future. But there is a time and a season for everything.
I am learning that God is faithful... so so faithful. He will make a way, but it will be His way and it will be in His timing. The Bible doesn't say that God might be there for us. It doesn't say that He might work everything for good. It doesn't say that He might be faithful. It doesn't say that He might love us. It says He does and He will. It's not a guessing game with God.
"When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised."
So if you are in a season of waiting and uncertainty, I want to encourage you to keep faith. Keep faith and keep moving forward. Continue to praise God, in the hard times and the good times. God will show up for you in your time of need, because He loves you and He is faithful.
If you're feeling broken and like you can't go on like this anymore or if the anxiety is taking over your faith, stop now and ask God to take those feelings away. God has given us hope and that hope is Jesus. So you don't have to live in fear. You don't have to live in uncertainty. You don't have to live broken and alone. God is ready to pick up your broken pieces and provide you with that hope. All you have to do is accept it.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18