How is it to really trust God? How is it to have peace that is beyond any understanding?
This morning, as I prayed about my concerns, from the mundane to the greater and bigger things in my life, God reminded me to put my full trust and dependence on Him. It is easier said than done, though. But through the years in my Christian life, I can attest to the truth that God has never failed me. Not once. Thus, who am I to complain or doubt His powerful might and good nature as my heavenly Father?
There have been times when we doubt and ask Him why certain things happen in the world around us. At times I am brought to a disposition of wondering how come God can stand seeing all these injustices, immoralities, lies, abominations, wars, chaos, pain, and killings. But today, God reminded me that He works through people and that He is waiting for His faithful ones to do something and stand or speak for Him in order to change the world (Bible Daily Devotional). The question is, do we, God’s children, really do our part in this Kingdom work?
Sometimes I cannot stand the evil things that happen before me. And so I am left with the agitation that God must do something for this to stop. And sometimes I forget that God also has His own ways, timing, and plan for such things. By acknowledging that He has His own decree, then I give all my stresses and doubts to Him, knowing that He is able, He is just and faithful, and He will never let evil overcome the good.
I have also been reminded of His word in John 16:33,
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
That’s Jesus Himself who said those words. Jesus has already overcome the world and everything that is in it. I just need to understand that eventhough there are evil things happening around us, I can rest and find peace in the fact that God is not blind nor deaf and He will bring justice to the oppressed, fooled, persecuted, or killed. These temporary predicaments are nothing compared to the glory that is to be revealed in due time.
Finally, here is one thing from a pastor that brought a reminder to me yesterday:
We can never have security unless we place ourselves in the hands of the One who is in control of all things.
The Lord is in control of all things, small or great. That’s why we can rest assure that everything in our lives- our concerns, pleas, prayers, and requests are being heard and are actually being answered, not on our own timetable and understanding, but according to God’s all-knowing wisdom and sovereignty. Trust in His ways and timing. Who knows, He might also be using you to bring to light His glorious plans today.