Trust was a big part of seeing God’s best during my worst. I was facing brain surgery, with no guarantees of survival. Would I make it through? Would my family be okay if I died? Did God even hear my cries to Him?
Trust is Tested
Sometimes our faith is tested until we can’t see anything beyond our pain. But we must know that God sees us there. Even if we don’t see Him, His love is still constant (Romans 8:38).
God’s love for us is not contingent on anything. His love is constant. You can trust in that. Jesus said if we just trust that—if we have faith the size of a mustard seed—we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). When we find our faith is tested to the limits, that’s when we need to clear away doubt and confusion and double down, focusing on what we know is truth. That’s what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did.
We believe our God can save us (Daniel 3:17).
We believe our God will save us (Daniel 3:17).
But even if He doesn’t, we still believe and will praise our God (Daniel 3:18).
It was that “but-even-if-He-doesn’t” part that rolled over in my mind.
What Do You Do Now?
You may be up to your chin in problems, yet I ask you to trust God. Oh, I can hear you now.
“Who’s she kidding?”
“She doesn’t have a clue what’s going on in my life right now.”
“It’s not that easy.”
My answers to you: Nobody; you’re right; and no one said it was going to be easy.
Healing doesn’t happen overnight. But after you read the steps set in front of you as well as stories those who embraced peace after their own catastrophe, you’ll be encouraged. Maybe you could find peace as well. And the answers often feel few and far between. Is there good news? Yes! There is a simple, powerful way to reconnect who you are and what your purpose really is.