Have you ever felt like everyone around you is moving, and your standing by, watching, in slow motion?
Like your life isn’t going the way you planned.
Maybe your bank account barely has enough to purchase food next week.
Maybe you’re barely able to get to work because your car is in major need of repairs.
Maybe you cannot remember the last time you had a decent, meaningful conversation with your family.
Maybe the last place you want to be on Sunday mornings is church because you feel like God doesn’t care, so why should you.
Our struggles sometimes make trusting God even harder.
I’ve been there. I’ve sat in church, wondering why I was even there. If God loved me, then x,y, and z wouldn’t be happening, or have happened.
We sometimes forget that our struggles aren’t a punishment from God.
God doesn’t stand there with His arms crossed, laughing because we’re getting what we deserved. God is instead standing there with His arms wide open, saying “Come to me Child, I am here.”
He is our refuge, and safe place for us to bring our troubles.
Psalm 9:9 “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
Life was never meant to be easy, and God never said that times wouldn’t be hard, but He did promise to never leave our sides.
I’ve found in the past that our struggles only further prepare us for ordeals in the future, and shape us into the person God wants us to be. It might be hard now to understand how hardships can better you, but they do.
When you’re feeling like you’re being overwhelmed with everything going on in your life, remember that God hears you.
Psalm 86:7 “In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.”
God might not always give you an answer to the madness you’re dealing with, and He might not provide a way out immediately, but He will be right beside you every step of the way, and He’ll guide you through.
God is always on time.
God is always present.
God is always with you.
No matter the struggles you might be facing, running into the arms of our Heavenly Father is no doubt the best place to run to.
You don’t need to run into the arms of a significant other.
You don’t need to run into the arms of a beer bottle.
You don’t need to run into the arms of self-harm.
You can simply run into the arms of Jesus, and everything will be okay in the end.
Prov. 30:5 “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”