Have you experienced the situation when things go from bad to worse? You expect good and instead, the situation gets worse. It feels like a punch in the stomach leaving you breathless and shocked.
Here is a sneak peek of my guest post at Devotableapp.com about staying hopeful when things go from bad to worse.
How to Stay Hopeful When Things Go from Bad to Worse
„You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. “ – Exodus 5:7
Have you experienced the situation when contrary to your expectations and prayers for improvement of a difficult situation, it gets even worse? Maybe you struggle with such a situation at that very moment.
Maybe you are hoping for healing, only to receive another frightening diagnosis. Or you are praying for a problematic job situation, only to learn that you are fired. Or you invested yourself in a relationship only to receive another blow of betrayal.
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When Things Go from Bad to Worse or Bricks Without Straw
Life is full of endless possibilities for things to go from bad to worse. How can we stay hopeful when things get worse? Under the increasing pressure of adversity, we start doubting God’s goodness and faithfulness. Fear, discouragement, and hopelessness start to creep in. How can we continue to trust God and His promises?
The Jews living in Egypt under Pharaoh also experienced such a situation when things went from bad to worse. They were suffering for many years under Egyptian oppression as slaves. Then God heard their cries and called Moses to partner with God and tell the Pharaoh to let the Jews go. Hope was birthed. People expected deliverance and change in their situation.
However, the mission to get the Jews free didn’t develop according to the expectations. Enraged, Pharaoh said “no”. And on top of this, he ordered that the people make the same amount of bricks without providing the straw for them. He doubled the workload. Instead of better, it became worse. The people complained to Moses, and Moses took it to God.
Read the rest of the post at Devotableapp.com and be strengthened and encouraged.
Do you struggle to stay hopeful in situations that don’t show signs of improvement? Come share your experience and ways to trust God more in the comments and let’s help and encourage each other.Life is full of endless possibilities for things to go from bad to worse but we can always trust in God’s endless capacity to heal, restore, and deliver. #encouragement #hope #powerofGod @devotableapp Click To Tweet