Psalm 16:8-11 "I keep my eyes always on the .Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,You make known to me the path of life;
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Also in Do you not know? Have you not heard? The is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or , and his understanding no one can fathom."
Where do we turn when we feel at the end of our rope? Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are and burdened, and I will give you rest." Our rope is self-reliance but when we let go and let God work, then we can have peace beyond our circumstances and understanding.
As for myself, I've been struggling with God's purpose in my circumstances lately but yet I trust in Him to finish the good work He started in me. The formula working in me is: Frustrated + Trust= Trustrated. I know it sounds silly, but it's a good word for the tug-of-war going on inside me right now. I find hope in Isaiah 40:29 "He gives strength to the and increases the power of the weak", because I am currently both weak and weary. The verse above, Psalm 16:8, is in my window by my bed and encourages me daily that God is with me, that God is my focus and that God is fighting for me. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
In our helplessness, we discover His almighty power to sustain us.
In our despair, God invites us to experience His peace and promises.
In our pain, He becomes our comforter and protector.
In our hopelessness, He lifts our eyes to see His sovereignty and goodness.
Every adversity God allows in our life is designed to bring us to spiritual maturity, not to devastate us. When we yield to Him in the midst of a crisis, He enables us to trust and wait on Him with patience and hope. [intouch.org]