Some days I feel like I am at the end of my rope. It seems that every decision I make is the wrong one. I feel like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place…can you relate?
Through my struggles, I’m reminded of how Job was tormented by Satin. But Satin couldn’t do anything to Job without God’s permission. And God doesn’t permit the enemy to do anything to us unless it is for our good and His glory. God is perfect and all-knowing. He knows what we need, even before we ask for it. If God is telling you no to removing a trial, tribulation, or ‘thorn in the flesh,’ it’s because He is using it for something good. God knows the end from the beginning and only has our best in mind.
Take your burdens and give them to God. They are God’s burdens now.
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
I like the way the Message translation puts it…
“I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
I hope these words comfort you if you are going through a tough time or trial. Times are tough, and I understand. So does God. Trust in Him. God knows what he is doing.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 64:10. Do not be afraid or discouraged… For the battle is not our, but God’s. (2 Chronicles 20:16).