Will there ever be a stable routine again?
This question echoes in my mind while I lay exhausted on the couch after the heavy burst of grief. My heart is weary of so much pain, sadness, and disappointment. After the unexpected loss of my husband, my life unraveled.
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Trusting God is a Choice
How can I trust God when it hurts so much? How can I trust Him when I don’t understand, and I struggle to grasp His ways and mysterious providence?
There are moments when it seems nearly impossible to reconcile the painful feelings and the looming uncertainty with the love of God and His good plans and intentions.
Maybe you are in the same struggle, friend. When it hurts, it is especially challenging to continue to trust God and the plans He has for us.
But I want to trust Him. Whenever I did this in the past, I experienced deeper peace and lightness. The choice to trust God pushes back the heavy curtain of discouragement on our hearts and lets the sun of His love, joy, and hope shine again.
So I push aside my painful feelings and begin to remember why I can still trust God when it hurts.The choice to trust God pushes back the heavy curtain of discouragement on our hearts and lets the sun of His love, joy, and hope shine again. via @onthewaybg @bydesignorg #encouragement #trustGod Click To Tweet
Six Reasons to Trust God When It Hurts
#1 There is a Purpose in Our Pain and Suffering
Our present pain serves a purpose. It is a preparation for what is coming, for greater challenges will surely come. We need to learn to trust God and lean on Him and His strength in our present seasons of pain to face the greater challenges in the future.
God’s answer to Jeremiah’s complaint expresses beautifully this idea: “If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, what will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5)
Let’s choose to say with the psalmist, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
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