Difficulties: Holding On Through the Storm

Whether you’re going through difficulties because of your own doing, or because someone else put you there, it’s time to get a good grip. There’s a way out, you just have to choose it.

Difficulties

Everyone has times in their life, where it’s filled with difficulties..when you’re in the storm.

Empathy

No doubt, I certainly have had my moments!

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There’s some difficulties that I’ve had, completely because of my own doing. Had I not begun taking too many pain meds, I wouldn’t have let myself say some pretty awful things to my (now)husband, ultimately leading to us having to separate briefly.

But, God was able to use it all to His glory!

Had I not been obsessing to look a certain way, I wouldn’t have begun “needing” these pain meds to help curb my appetite. You get the picture…

“My Difficulties Aren’t My Fault”

Then there’s other difficulties we might have, that come at the hands of someone else. Like when another person physically or emotionally hurts us, leaving our lives in shambles and us having to pick up the pieces.

Or if someone steals your identity, and as the victim, you now have to deal with the fallout. But, God will still work it for His glory!

In the end,

as hard as it may be when going through the difficulties, we’ve got the assurance of God standing right by our side. He loves us, and won’t leave.

Don’t Let Go In the Difficulties

As tempting as it might be, we must keep hanging on. Grip onto your seat, and begin to pray! But…

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Don’t. Let. Go.

He hasn’t let go of you yet. Nor will He.

Right when someone gives into the lie..

that they’re the only ones who can help themselves, or that they’re foolish in believing that God will just “show up”..usually, it’s then, as they’re walking away that He was bringing a solution – not only answer the present difficulties, but offer something that’d be ten times better than they ever could’ve known to pray for.

Others Were Given

In exchange for you, because you’re precious to Him, He changed the events that were coming. What if you just kept believing? Trusting God would show you a way out?
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What if you took your eyes off of the problem, and focused them on helping someone else with their own dilemma? Sometimes, that’s just what we’re needing.

Even more than that?

We need to hand our hopeless situations over to the One, who’s more than capable to handle them, and say “Ok, God, I don’t know how you’re going to do this..but I’m trusting it to you, because I believe that you DO know how! In the meantime, where is it that you need me?”

Then, you wait. You’ll see where He wants you. I guarantee it!

His Hands and Feet

Work for Him, and work with Him, to show compassion for others that are at a loss. You’ll bless yourself in being a blessing to them.

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I won’t BS, and allude to you that this is all roses and cupcakes. It’s not!

It’s hard handing over control, when it feels like you’re quickly sinking. But without having to say anything else, I’m still here!

Still Treading Water

I haven’t sunk yet. It’s been close; when I take my eyes off Him for only a second, to survey the work that He’s doing..to double-check Him..I find myself starting to gasp for air! Just get them back into focus, though. And you’ll be ok.

What can it hurt to at least try?

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Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.” Isaiah 43:4 NLT

What’s the storm look like for you right now? Was it caused because of your own doings or did someone leave you in a bad way? Isn’t it relieving to know that no matter how you got there, God wants to help you out? Will you trust Him to do this today? Let me know how I can pray for you. Shoot me a comment below!

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Author: J. Rut

Hi! I'm Jennifer: devoted wife, mom and Texan. Living that average late 30's lifestyle, which means doing my best to be fit - while drinking lots of caffeine -do things with my family, sell a house or two and be in constant communication with the Big Man Upstairs. Balancing it all gets insane, but there's not a thing I'd change. My life is a blessing!

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