“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”2nd Kings 6:16
If you might be studying this put up, chances are high you have got lived lengthy sufficient to know that tragedy, trials, and tribulations come to everybody, Christian and non-Christian, the simply and unjust (Matthew 5:45). If we take a look at the phrase of God and examine probably the most notable characters within the Bible, we are able to see that almost all, if not all of them went by way of some kind of trial and tribulation. Job, I’m positive, is the individual most individuals consider. He went by way of hell on earth.
God forbid, we undergo ANY of what Job went by way of, however what I do need to ask is: how did they belief God by way of their trials and tribulations? How did they triumph by way of the trial?
This previous 12 months, 2020, tens of millions of individuals all around the world witnessed what can be one of many worst experiences of our lifetime. I’m positive it’s protected to say that we have by no means lived by way of such an expertise earlier than. Unfortunately, a whole lot of 1000’s of Americans and tens of millions worldwide died from COVID-19 (& associated points). With all that’s occurring on this world, how can we belief God by way of the method?
Trusting Can Be Hard
Trusting God might be exhausting. Trusting God is having a agency perception in Him and His plan; trusting that He is aware of what He is doing and that His methods are higher than ours.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are larger than the earth, so are my methods larger than your methods and my ideas than your ideas. Isaiah 55:8-9
Now do not get me unsuitable, I’m not saying that each one the storms occurring on the planet and in your life are from God. In reality, if we’re trustworthy, typically we might deliver storms in our life from ignorance and disobedience (and lots of come from the Devil himself).
There are occasions when we don’t perceive God or His plans, however what all the time is encouraging to know is that God, the Creator of the universe, created every single day of your life earlier than you have been born, conceived, and even considered. He is aware of the tip from the start, how superb is that?
When you belief God, you consider that He has a plan for all of it and is aware of INFINITELY greater than we do.
The Spiritual Realm
Trusting God will surely be simpler if we may see Him and His angel armies nose to nose, however although we are able to’t see them within the bodily realm, we are able to belief they’re within the religious realm (a realm extra highly effective than something we may ever think about), combating for us. Even once we don’t see God working, we are able to make sure that He all the time is (Romans 8:28).
God exhibits us a strong glimpse into the religious realm in 2 Kings 6:8-18. Ancient Aram (modern-day Syria) was combating the Israelites, and God used His prophet, Elisha, to foretell how the Arameans would assault, to warn the Israelite military. The Bible explains that this enraged the king of Aram, so he started plotting to assault town and minimize off Elisha from serving to Israel. But the God of the eleventh hour stepped in and guarded Elisha and his servant; God allowed them to see the horses and chariots within the religious realm that have been despatched to combat for them. Glory be to God!
“When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. ‘Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?’ the servant asked. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.’ Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (2 Kings 6:15-17, NIV).
As I’m penning this, I’m actually having goosebumps and I’m talking in tongues; if we may simply understand that there are extra forces combating FOR us than these which might be combating in opposition to us, I consider our religion would enhance exponentially. I consider that we might see issues in another way and have a unique outlook once we are in the course of trials and tribulations.
When you might be “pressed on every side,” do not forget that God mentioned He won’t ever go away you, nor forsake you!
The Lord himself goes earlier than you and can be with you; he won’t ever go away you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; don’t be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
Here are 3 sensible ideas that will help you study to belief God (extra) by way of trials and tribulations:
- Prayer: When you might be passing by way of tribulations, prayer is certainly one of our 1st traces of protection. Prayer is speaking with God. Prayer can be a approach of commanding your environment and talking God’s phrase over your state of affairs. Sometimes, we might not know what to say. Maybe you are feeling like crying or possibly you are feeling like talking in tongues, nonetheless you might be led to wish, simply do it! God hears your prayers.
The prayer of a righteous individual is highly effective and efficient. James 5:16b
And that is the boldness that we have now towards him, that if we ask something in keeping with his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14
- Reading His Word/What Does God say about it?: What does the phrase of God say in regards to the matter? God is His phrase (John 1:1). When we converse God’s phrase, we’re reminding God of what He mentioned and/or promised us. God isn’t a person that He ought to lie, neither is He slack regarding His guarantees.
God isn’t human, that He ought to lie, not a human being, that He ought to change His thoughts. Does He converse after which not act? Does He promise and never fulfill? Numbers 23:19 NIV
- Remember Your Past: God is trustworthy. Many occasions, remembering previous trials and tribulations that God delivered you from may help construct your religion and belief in Him.
I’ll keep in mind the deeds of the Lord; sure, I’ll keep in mind your miracles of way back. Psalm 77:11 NIV
- Environment: Assembling your self round different believers that may uplift you is significant. They can encourage and converse life over you when you find yourself at your lowest level. There is a purpose why God says in His phrase that we should always not forsake the meeting of believers.
not giving up assembly collectively, as some are within the behavior of doing, however encouraging each other—and all of the extra as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 NIV
Let’s discuss it! How are you studying to belief God extra in your trials and tribulations?