When I’m in the middle of trials and tribulations, it seems that if I just knew what work God was doing in the midst of them, I could endure them with patience and persevere through His power and strengthen.
I fear that all too often I rely on my own strength, rather than run to the throne of grace in prayer.
When I grumble and complain, rather than pray, I’m living like an unbeliever.
May I remember that unbelief is what resulted in the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years. Unbelief…not good, not good at all.
It’s okay to ask God questions, as long as I’m okay that He chooses not to answer. May I trust God even when He is silent.
Trials and tribulations remind me that I’m not in control, except for how I respond.
Oh Lord, may I trust You with even when I don’t understand, nor like my lot. May I be mindful of Your goodness and know that it never changes. May my love for You never depend upon favorable circumstances. May I praise You in the good times and bad. May I be dependent upon You and not my own strength.