Pouring down rain is what’s been going on around me lately. I don’t mean it literally of course. The winters here in Florida are picture perfect. Cooler breeze blowing all day and the sun peeking out just enough to warm my soul.
But to say this past week has been rough would be an understatement. So, with everything that has taken place, the famous expression, “when it rains, it pours,” came to mind. Not only was I scheduled for a medical procedure and was super busy getting ready for that, but just as I was preparing, I was stopped in my tracks by none other than the flu. NO joke!
Now I’m aware that perhaps you might be thinking . . . first world problems, and maybe so. But to give you some background knowledge, this all came on the heels of several other difficult trials we’ve endured the past year and a half. And so, truthfully, I’m exhausted!
Then last night as I lay in my room, I must admit, feeling sorry for myself, I remembered that God doesn’t promise us a life without trials. He doesn’t promise an easy life full of skittles and rainbows. But what God does promise is that even in seasons of disappointments and trials, He is with us. God walks right alongside us on our individual journey, taking every step with us. And when we surrender, I mean truly surrender, He will guide us through it all.
Today, I want you to remember, as I had to remind myself last night, that whatever unfair circumstance you find yourself in. Whatever curveball life has thrown you recently, find comfort and encouragement in the knowledge that God has not left you to do it alone. He is one prayer away; all we must do is ask.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”